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SOFEC delivers upper tower and mooring support and yoke structures for FPSO MIAMTE MV34

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SOFEC was awarded a contract by MODEC in October 2018 for the Disconnectable Tower Yoke Mooring System (DTYMS) for the FPSO MIAMTE MV34 to be located in the Salina Sub-basin of the Area 1, Amoca and Mitzon Fields, Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 32.6 m.

The FPSO is specially designed to process fluids coming from fixed production platforms within the field. Oil will be stored in the FPSO and exported to offtake tankers via conventional tandem offloading. The FPSO and its modern mooring system is designed for a life of 20 years without requiring dry-docking and will be classed under American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

The DTYMS was developed to moor the FPSO to avoid the active hurricane environment and winter storms of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the challenging field criteria at the site of the FPSO, SOFEC developed a first of a kind DTYMS for the FPSO.

Design, procurement and project management services were executed from SOFEC’s Houston office with assistance and support from its Singapore office. The complete, design, procurement and project management activities were executed in-house utilising SOFEC’s own internal expertise and resources.

The successful delivery of the Upper Tower took place on 28 December 2020 and the MSS (Mooring Support Structure) & Yoke Structure on 5 January 2021.

SOFEC’s President & CEO, Rick Hall stated: “I am extremely proud of the work completed by the project team while facing the difficulties of a new product design and COVID restrictions. We look forward to supporting our client with the successful installation and startup of the system.”

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