Sea Trucks Group announced its recent contract award in Mexico with Tradeco for a pipeline installation project for Pemex.
It concerns the AKAL field project; 3 subsea pipelines of 24" dia to connect 4 platforms, located in the Gulf of Mexico, approx. 56 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Ciudad Del Carmen.
The EPCI project comprises the extension of topsides of the 4 platforms with process equipment and associated piping, fire & gas, electrical and control systems. Furthermore the infrastructure between the AKAL platforms will be generated by installation of a number of subsea pipelines, pig launchers / receivers, spools and risers, including pressure testing and trenching.
This is the first offshore project to be executed for Pemex by Tradeco / Sea Trucks. To support the project, new fabrication facilities and quay side areas in Ciudad del Carmen have been acquired by Tradeco, from which facilities fabrication and transportation of materials, tugs, barges etc. will be dealt with.
Sea Trucks will mobilize its DP3 pipelay construction vessel, Jascon 34, for the project. The offshore campaign will take place during 1Q and 2Q 2013.
"Sea Trucks is delighted to set sail for this new market and we look forward to a successful cooperation with Tradeco on our first project for Pemex in Mexico," Group Managing Director Fraser Moore commented.
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