MODEC, the renowned Japanese contractor responsible for the construction of the ‘Errea Wittu’ vessel for ExxonMobil’s Uaru project, is now hunting for Guyanese firms that are able to provide a range of mobility and coordination services for its expatriate employees.
Outlined in a recently published Request for Information (RFI), MODEC highlighted that these expatriates are earmarked to bolster the company’s maintenance, operations, and grounds (MGO) efforts in the initial phases of the Guyana project.
In a recent feat, MODEC secured a substantial contract from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp. This contract entails the fabrication of the hull and living quarters for the Errea Wittu floating production and offloading (FPSO) vessel. To be designed with precision, this vessel serves the purpose of facilitating ExxonMobil’s Uaru development, constituting the fifth venture in the Stabreok block offshore.
Further fortifying its stance, MODEC has also forged a lucrative US$150 million agreement with Bomesc Offshore Engineering, a distinguished Chinese shipyard. This accord stipulates the construction of topside modules for the Errea Wittu vessel, accentuating MODEC’s pivotal role in ExxonMobil’s FPSO undertakings.
The FPSO’s blueprint entails a prodigious production capacity of 250,000 barrels of oil per day, further augmented by a gas treatment capability of 540 million cubic feet per day and a water injection capacity of 350,000 barrels per day. The FPSO will also be anchored through a SOFEC Spread Mooring System, effortlessly accommodating storage for a whopping 2 million barrels of crude oil.
As an industry leader, MODEC holds the mantle of owner/operator and Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) general contractor for a gamut of floating production systems. These encompass Floating Production Storage and Offloading units, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) units, FLNGs, Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs), Semi-Submersibles, Mooring Systems, and avant-garde technologies that adeptly tackle the challenges of gas production floaters.