Duffy & McGovern Wins Magnolia Project from ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips has selected Duffy & McGovern Accommodation Services to provide offshore accommodation units for its Magnolia TLP project in the Gulf of Mexico. The six cabins, each housing eight workers, will supplement the platform's permanent living quarters during installation and commissioning of the platform over the next five months. At nearly 4,700 feet, the Magnolia field is a record depth for a TLP installation.

The cabins, which meet stringent new U.S. Coast Guard regulations for A60 fire resistance and include integrated fire detection, are part of DMAS' expanded U.S. fleet. DMAS has announced a $2 million investment to increase its fleet to 55 units by mid-year.

"Duffy & McGovern's offering stood out from the competition for its quality and safety standards," said Greg Crocket for ConocoPhillips. "The superior living quarters are in keeping with our own culture of providing a safe and comfortable environment for our offshore personnel."

With luxury outfitting, the linkable units include full ventilation, air conditioning, and en-suite bathrooms. In addition to the units, DMAS will supply external walkways and stairs, power generators and a sewage treatment module.

"Being part of this industry record-breaking project is a milestone for us in our U.S. expansion," said Glenn Aguilar, vice president of U.S. operations for Duffy & McGovern. "We hope that other future deepwater projects will take advantage of the benefits of safety, innovation and comfort that our cabins provide."

Duffy and McGovern has taken a leadership role in the industry in ensuring that the design of its cabins fully meets the latest safety codes and regulations. The accommodation cabins were reviewed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for compliance with ABS Rules and USCG requirements.