McDermott Turns Over Platform to Pemex
McDermott International, Inc. reported Monday that it has reached the substantial completion milestone for Pemex Exploracion y Produccion’s Abkatun-A2 Platform in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.
“With substantial completion of the Abkatun-A2 Platform project successfully achieved, Pemex is ready to begin commercial operations,” Mark Coscio, McDermott’s senior vice president for North, Central and South America, said in a written statement emailed to Rigzone.
Abkatun-A2 represents the largest project McDermott has completed for Pemex in terms of both size and total value, stated the contractor. McDermott noted that its scope of work included engineering, procurement, construction, transport, installation, hook up, commissioning and start-up. The firm added that it fabricated the structure at its AFY facilities in Altamira, Mexico and transported and installed it using its Derrick Barge 50 and Intermac 650 vessels.
The new platform will provide Pemex with replacement and expansion capabilities to its existing Ku-Maloob-Zaap, Cantarell and Ayatsil facilities, McDermott stated.
“The project demonstrates our ability to deliver a vertically integrated, turnkey EPCI solution to build and commission platforms and associated structures utilizing our project management, engineering and fabrication teams in Mexico,” concluded Coscio.
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