McDermott International (MDR) has been awarded an offshore contract by PEMEX for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning of the Ayatsil-C replacement jacket and associated deck installation.

The value of the large brownfield award will be included in McDermott’s second-quarter 2015 backlog.

McDermott expects to use its in-house engineering and procurement experts, Altamira fabrication yard located in Mexico, Intermac 600 transportation and launch barge and heavy-lift Derrick Barge 50 vessel to complete the installation of all structures. The total weight of the facilities is approximately 14,800 tons. Completion is scheduled for fourth-quarter 2016.

Located in the Bay of Campeche, the Ayatsil Field is the largest discovery for PEMEX to date. Pemex has said it plans to develop Ayatsil with as many as four platforms and adjacent Tekel heavy oil field with one platform, all tied to a FPSO vessel. It plans to drill 43 wells in the project. Water depths in the area are about 375 to 405 ft.