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McDermott International Inc. confirmed that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a contract for the new Ayatsil-B drilling platform for Pemex Exploracion y Produccion in the Bay of Campeche Ayatsil field, Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
McDermott will undertake the engineering, procurement, fabrication, pre-commissioning, load-out and sea fastening of the Ayatsil-B eight-leg jacket and deck, weighing approximately 11,650 metric tons for installation in waters 115 m (377 ft) deep. The company will also carry out transportation and installation analysis of the structures, and will conduct training for Pemex personnel for the facility operation and maintenance. At peak, more than 500 personnel will be engaged on the project.
Completion is expected third quarter 2013.
Stephen M. Johnson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of McDermott, commented, “From Altamira we have the capability and experience to provide a competitive solution for jacket and deck construction for the growing Mexican offshore market. Combined with our in-house engineering offices in Houston, we can deliver first-class design and construction documentation that balances Pemex's requirements for cost, safety, high-quality facilities and schedule certainty.”