Norway’s Miko Marine will supply inlet covers for MODEC’s Guyana-bound FPSO

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MODEC has hired Norway’s Miko Marine to supply sea inlet covers to be carried aboard the Errea Wittu floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel destined for Guyana. 

Miko said it got the contract from Offshore Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd., a MODEC Group company. Miko will supply two sea chest covers and two sets of pipe covers. 

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The covers use powerful magnets to hold them in place over sea chests and pipe outlets, Miko said. This enables internal repair and maintenance work to be conducted safely with a reliable solution for keeping the water out.

Commenting on the new contract, Kåre Anthonsen, Business Development Director for Miko explained, “The company has developed considerable expertise in the design and manufacture of hull closures and cofferdams. The majority of them will feature our unique use of high-power permanent magnets to position and hold each blank in place. They make it possible to achieve an immediate and secure watertight seal for the closures without the need for any other fastening devices to be fitted to the hull.” 

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Miko Marine AS is based in Oslo, Norway, from where it also provides salvage and support products for the marine industry. The company is known for its range of magnetic plasters which can be used to seal hull damage and enable a vessel to be moved safely to a yard for permanent repair.

The FPSO Errea Wittu is being built for ExxonMobil’s Uaru project, 200 kilometers off Guyana’s coast. Scheduled to achieve first oil in 2026, the project targets production of 800 million barrels of oil at 250,000 barrels per day.

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