McDermott Awarded Turnkey Contract For PEMEX Platform

April 2013, Vol. 240 No. 4

Rita Tubb, Executive Editor

A McDermott International, Inc. subsidiary has received a letter of award for a turnkey contract valued at US$A230 million for the PB-Litoral-A production platform for PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion in the Litoral Tabasco Tsimin-Xux fields.

“This project reaffirms our Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility as a key player for both domestic and international offshore construction projects,” said Steven W. Roll, vice president and general manager, Atlantic region. “Our investments in Altamira are beginning to show dividends as we continue to grow the facility and supporting resources in this strategic location.”

The PB-Litoral-A project scope includes front end engineering design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, sea fastening, transport, installation, hook-up, commissioning and start-up of an eight-legged 1,800-ton jacket, 4,500-ton topsides and 2,000 tons of tripods, bridges and piles. The total weight of the facility is 8,300 tons. McDermott will provide training to PEMEX personnel for operation and maintenance of the facility once commissioned.

Engineering work is expected to begin soon with fabrication at Altamira where at peak, more than 550 craft personnel are expected to work on the project.

McDermott will carry out installation of the topsides by the float-over method using its Intermac 600 float-over barge, and the upgraded and improved McDermott Derrick Barge 50 will install key platform components and provide support.

In addition to the PB-Litoral-A scope, McDermott will undertake bridge and piping tie in, as well as brownfield work on the CA-Litoral-A HP compression platform. Full project completion is expected during the second quarter of 2015.