McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded contracts to refurbish and undertake rig repair work at the McDermott Altamira fabrication facility in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The two jack-up rigs are the Friede & Goldman L-780 Mod II design and will undergo significant improvement work to re-instate them to ABS classification. This will include steel hull, piping, machinery, and electrical renewal, as well as blasting, painting and commissioning support. Work is scheduled to begin in the last quarter of 2012.
McDermott’s Altamira fabrication facility offers an ideal location to accommodate rigs and semi-submersible hulls with its expansive 1,640-foot quayside, water depth of 41 feet and less than three nautical miles tow distance to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
McDermott International, Inc. announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a contract by the Discovery system for offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. The value of this contract is included in McDermott’s second quarter 2012 backlog.
Williams Partners L.P.owns 60 percent of the Discovery system and operates it. DCP Midstream Partners, LP owns the other 40 percent of the Discovery system.
The project is to deliver new junction facilities for Discovery’s Keathley Canyon Connector™ pipeline system with a 3,300-ton, four-leg platform in 350 feet of water. The unmanned platform will provide pipeline junction facilities for incoming deepwater pipelines from the Hadrian South and Lucius fields and for outgoing shallow-water pipelines to shore.
Fabrication is expected to commence this summer at McDermott’s Morgan City facility in Louisiana. Offshore installation is expected to commence during the third quarter of 2013, and is intended to be ready for operational start-up before the end of the year.
McDermott’s deepwater combination heavy lift and pipelay vessel DB50 is expected to perform the installation. The DB50 has recently undergone extensive enhancement to its power and propulsion systems, and has a new deepwater lowering system.
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McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a fabrication contract for components of a deepwater platform in the Gulf of Mexico, by Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland BV.
McDermott will construct 16 tendon buoyancy modules (“TBMs”) for the deepwater project, which will be used during offshore installation of the platform, approximately 225 miles south of New Orleans in waters up to 5,185 feet deep.
“McDermott’s high quality fabrication procedures for deepwater projects meet the demanding customer specifications for delivery of structures,” said Stephen M. Johnson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. “Additionally, our HSES practices are closely aligned with the stakeholders on the project team,” said Johnson.
McDermott will carry out procurement, fabrication and loadout of the TBM structures from its Morgan City facility in Louisiana. Consisting of an upper and lower module, each TBM is designed to be interchangeable as either an upper or a lower module. Fabrication work is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2012.
A McDermott subsidiary has also been awarded a design engineering and procurement management contract, by VAALCO Gabon Inc., for the Etame platform and a design engineering contract for a potential Southeast Etame / North Tchibala (SEENT) platform, both located offshore Gabon, West Africa.
“McDermott’s Houston-based engineering teams have a track record of designing structures for the West Africa market,” said Johnson. “Our early planning activities and knowledge of the technical issues that may arise during the design scope, coupled with our unique understanding of fabrication and installation constructability requirements, allowed us to develop a robust design proposal for VAALCO,” said Johnson.
The new oil and gas wellhead production platform(s) will be located in the Etame Marin block off the coast of Gabon and will be engineered to produce oil and gas.
VAALCO has requested McDermott’s engineering team to design a safe, reliable and predictable production facility that will minimize operational and maintenance issues. It is anticipated that engineering activities will be supported by a combination of technical and commercial personnel focused on identifying and specifying the materials and services necessary to help ensure project execution excellence.
Detailed engineering is already underway at the McDermott Houston engineering office.
The values of both these contract awards will be included in McDermott’s second quarter 2012 backlog.
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McDermott International, Inc. announced that its Malaysian affiliate Berlian McDermott Sdn. Bhd. was recently awarded a significant subsea contract for executing a deepwater engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation and commissioning project offshore Malaysia. The value of this contract is included in McDermott’s first quarter 2012 backlog.
The award is for the subsea infrastructure of the Siakap North – Petai (“SNP”) Development Project operated by Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. (“Murphy”), comprising rigid flowlines, flexible risers, an umbilical and subsea hardware and controls. The SNP field is located nearby the existing Kikeh field, northwest of Labuan Island, Malaysia, in waters 3,900 – 4,900 feet deep.
“Our subsea engineering expertise, fabrication track record at our Batam Island facility, state-of-the-art subsea construction vessels and understanding of the Malaysian market, contributed to this successful award,” said Stephen M. Johnson, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. “We look forward to delivering the facilities for this important field development for Malaysia.”
The SNP field architecture consists of two rigid, insulated, pipe-in-pipe production flowlines, one rigid water injection flowline and one main umbilical system connecting eight new manifolds and subsea distribution units to existing riser slots on the Kikeh FPSO. The development calls for five water injection and eight production wells, drilled from the manifolds at each of the four drill center locations.
Detailed engineering and procurement for the project are underway, and fabrication of PLETs, jumpers and other installation aids is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2012. Following the infrastructure installation, McDermott will undertake a comprehensive System Integration Test of the subsea units and provide commissioning assistance. The project scope is scheduled to be completed by the third quarter of 2013.
Oceanteam Shipping ASA has announced that it’s new Lay Vessel, CSV North Ocean 105 which is jointly owned with J Ray McDermott (Norway) AS, has been delivered on time and has immediately commenced a five year time charter. The company’s fleet of CSVs now consists of four partially owned North Ocean Series concept vessels.
‘’We are very pleased with this successful delivery and the fact that the vessel starts to work for the Owners at once. The yard, McDermott and OTS have capitalized on our joint experience with this vessel series, says CEO of Oceanteam Shipping, Haico Halbesma’’
The five year time charter is with Eastern Marine Services Inc. a 100% subsidiary of McDermott. The vessel has been built and delivered by Metalships in Vigo, Spain.
The North Ocean 105 is the fifth vessel to be delivered with this concept developed by Oceanteam Shipping. The North Ocean series is one of the most advanced, able and successful, high-end Construction Support Vessel series to date. The series’ proven quality for advanced deepwater operations under the most demanding and harsh conditions has set a new industry standard.
Lay Vessel North Ocean 105 is the second vessel within the McDermott fleet of the North Ocean Series which is jointly owned.
CSV North Ocean 102, with its 7,000 tons horizontal lay system, has been working successfully on numerous McDermott projects since August 2010. Before delivery to McDermott the vesselwith successfully performed the Statoil Gjoia Power Cable installation and the BritNed interconnector powercable for ABB.
Facts: Lay Vessel North Ocean 105
Lay Vessel North Ocean 105 will be mobilized further by McDermott with an advanced 440 tons top tension vertical reel system for rigid and flexible pipelay for depths of up to 3,000 meters. The reel pay load will be a maximum of 2,975 tons in combination with a pipelay tower with 440 tons tensioner. In addition comes two A&R winch systems with capacity of 496 tons and 165 tons respectively.
The vessel has a length (LOA) of 145 meters, a beam of 27 meters, and has over 10,000 tons of deadweight with two portside AHC cranes installed of 440 tons and 110 tons for subsea lifts and construction support.
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HOUSTON – McDermott International, Inc. says it has signed a 10-year frame agreement with Helix Subsea Construction, Inc. for spool base services in the Gulf of Mexico.
“This agreement allows McDermott, when contracting with Helix, to offer full-service, shore-based pipeline stalking and spooling services from Helix’s premier 120-acre Gulf of Mexico spool base at Ingleside, Texas, to pursue deepwater and ultra-deepwater installation projects,” explained Stephen M. Johnson, chairman of the board, president and CEO, McDermott.
“By combining Helix’s established spool base services with McDermott’s state-of-the-art welding technology to support our newest subsea construction vessels and expanding subsea engineering resources, we can further offer full-service engineering, procurement, construction and installation for deepwater and ultra-deepwater subsea projects for Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic customers.”
Through the cooperation agreement, McDermott would fabricate the required mile-long stalks at Ingleside, and employ its own in-house automatic welding equipment, technology and technicians. The company says that these facilities and personnel will enable it to meet the stringent welding criteria required for deepwater subsea pipelines. The spool base is also designed for fabrication of pipeline end terminations, pipeline end manifolds, subsea manifolds and jumpers.
McDermott’s subsea construction vessels North Ocean 102 (“NO102”) and new-build lay vessel North Ocean 105 (“LV105”), due to be completed later this summer, both have reel-lay capabilities. LV105 is designed to lay both flexible and rigid pipe up to 16-in. diameter, with tension and hang-off clamp capacities of 440 tons and 550 tons, respectively. NO102 offers flexible and umbilical installation and is equipped with a 330-ton low squeeze pressure single tensioner and high capacity carousel.
McDermott says it will employ strict welding procedures, advanced welding technology and technical experts to meet or exceed client welding criteria for deepwater subsea pipelines, from the Ingleside-based spool facility. Photo courtesy of Helix Subsea Construction, Inc.
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