McDermott International announced Tuesday that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a brownfield contract to provide two new permanent living quarter modules, including the Front End Engineering Design ("FEED"), design engineering, construction, transportation and installation for BG Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. ("BG") as operator of North Coast Marine Area ("NCMA") block. The value of this award will be included in McDermott's second quarter 2012 backlog.
"McDermott's engineering and construction expertise helped us better understand BG's brownfield requirements to provide purpose-built modules that improve safety and comfort for BG's personnel and expand current accommodation capacities," said Stephen M. Johnson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. "Our project team's highest priority from engineering through to installation is to ensure modifications are approached with production and safety in mind, with minimal in-field welding, to simplify installation, to minimize platform modifications and ensure streamlined execution of the work," explained Johnson.
The two modules comprise a 640-ton, 60-man quarters module for the Hibiscus Platform and a 915-ton, 62-man quarters module for the Poinsettia Platform. The Hibiscus module will also accommodate new electrical power generation and distribution, the design of which is being performed by the McDermott engineering office in Houston. The Poinsettia and Hibiscus fields are located in the North Coast Marine Area ("NCMA") area in waters up to 530 feet, offshore Trinidad.
Detailed engineering is already underway at the McDermott Houston engineering office. Structural fabrication and architectural outfitting is being performed at McDermott's fabrication yard in Morgan City, Louisiana. McDermott will also provide overall project, construction and installation management, including quality assurance/quality control and HSES supervision across all project phases. Offshore installation will be performed by McDermott's Derrick Barge DB50 in the same time frame as the installation of BG's NCMA 4a Hibiscus Compression Module.
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