MODEC Guyana Inc. has initiated a rigorous search, as evidenced by a recent Request for Information (RFI), seeking an accommodation vessel (AV) for ExxonMobil’s Uaru Project, situated offshore in the Stabroek Block.

Outlined within the RFI are stringent specifications and performance requirements for the AV. It must stand ready from August 2026 to March 2027, with provisions for possible extensions. Furthermore, the AV must offer a minimum capacity of 150 beds and be equipped with a DP-2 or DP-3 (dynamic positioning) system to ensure safe connectivity between the AV and the Errea Wittu FPSO vessel, stationed approximately 190 kilometers offshore in waters reaching depths of 1,670 meters. Additionally, the AV must facilitate marine crew for DP operations, maintain high uptime, implement personnel management systems, and possess a helideck capable of accommodating Sikorsky S-92 type helicopters.

In addition to accommodation provisions, the AV must provide daily catering, cleaning, laundry services, and oversee waste and fuel supply management, all while adhering to the standards set forth by MODEC, ExxonMobil Guyana Limited, and local regulatory bodies.

The Uaru project, spearheaded by ExxonMobil, stands as a monumental offshore development endeavor in collaboration with partners Hess and CNOOC. With an impressive valuation of US$12.7 billion, it represents a significant investment in the region’s oil and gas sector. Central to the project’s success will be the Errea Wittu FPSO, boasting a peak production capacity of 250,000 barrels of oil per day.

Moreover, several contracts have already been awarded under the Uaru project umbrella. Notable among these are TechnipFMC’s securing of subsea production systems supply, while MODEC and Saipem have been entrusted with providing the FPSO vessel and executing subsea installations, respectively.


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