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MISC Introduces MMEGA - The World's Largest and Greenest FPSO with Revolutionary Mega-Module Topsides
By Seaandcoast | 03/05/2023
Malaysia's shipping giant, MISC Berhad, has unveiled the world's first future-ready newbuild floating production storage and offloading (NBFPSO) vessel at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. Named MMEGA, the NBFPSO features the latest mega-module topsides technology, which MISC claims optimises system integration, reduces the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) schedule, and optimises capital expenditure. The MMEGA has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40%, thanks to its all-electric drive and combined cycle power generation, and according to MISC, represents a "much-needed energy solution for the world."
Designed for deepwater and ultra-deepwater fields, MMEGA has been engineered to accommodate eight topsides mega-modules, with a riser balcony at the port side that can hold up to 51 riser slots. The vessel comprises a double-sided single-bottom hull and is designed as a spread-moored FPSO with a design life of 35 years. The topsides process and utility systems can process 225,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), 424 million standard cubic feet per day (MMScfd) of gas with 250,000 bpd of water injection and treat up to 60 mol% CO2 in the well stream. The MMEGA can store 2 million barrels of oil and offload 1 million barrels of oil in 24 hours.
The MMEGA has already been granted Approval-in-Principle (AiP) and the SUSTAIN-1 notation by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in recognition of its innovative and sustainable features. MISC believes that MMEGA is poised to become "one of the world's largest and greenest FPSOs" that incorporates proven sustainable solutions including an all-electric drive for compression system, gas for reinjection, and a closed flare with combined cycle power generation system. The Malaysian giant further explained that it is confident that the improved design and construction flexibility of MMEGA will generate maximum economic value for its customers by reducing project costs and timelines.