MSIS was contracted by BP to provide a bespoke cleaning solution for a long-standing hydrocarbon problem on-board its Schiehallion FPSO vessel.

The project, which was to remove 120 tonnes of highly viscous hydrocarbon residue from both port and starboard tanks on-board the FPSO, gave MSIS the opportunity to showcase how its Premier Transfer System (PTS) could drive results.


Premier Transfer System (PTS)


With an extensive fleet of innovative technology and equipment to hand, MSIS was able to react quickly to the project scope, selecting the PTS as the best-fit solution to meet the client’s cleaning requirements.


  • Safe - the PTS significantly reduced the need for manual handling and confined space entry, resulting in outstanding safety performance maintaining a 100% safety record for the project
  • Cost Effective - our state of the art equipment far outstripped traditional methods of residue removal, offering a fast, efficient and very cost-effective solution to the problem
  • Efficient - the small footprint of MSIS' equipment made it more compact and manoeuvrable than traditional methods. The electrical unit is also ZONE I rated, meaning higher speeds and less demand on site resources, including less floor space and power.


The project was completed on time, within schedule and without a safety incident.