McDermott will construct 16 tendon buoyancy modules (TBMs) for the deepwater project, which will be used during offshore installation of the platform, approximately 225mi south of New Orleans in waters up to 5185ft 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.
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.
Detailed engineering is already underway at the McDermott Houston engineering office.