Duffy & McGovern Wins Gulf of Mexico Work

Duffy and McGovern Accommodation Services has been awarded two contracts, with a combined value of US$120,000, to provide offshore drilling workers in the Gulf of Mexico with state-of-the-art living accommodations.

Horizon Offshore has awarded DMAS a contract to provide four eight-person linkable accommodation units for workers on the Atlantic Horizon Vessel, a barge servicing PEMEX in the Gulf of Mexico on the Ku-Maloon-Zaap project. The project will construct several pipelines in the Bay of Campeche. This marks DMAS' first barge project in Mexican waters.

Rigdon Marine has also contracted with Duffy & McGovern for a deepwater offshore vessel project in the Gulf of Mexico. DMAS will supply three eight-person units to accommodate workers on the Orleans vessel, working to install the Red Hawk SPAR. Red Hawk, operated by Kerr-McGee, is being developed with the world's first cell SPAR to be installed in 5300 feet of water.

The new, A60, fire-test-procedure (FTP) compliant units being supplied by DMAS are ABS and U.S. Coast Guard approved with integrated fire detection, full ventilation and air-conditioning. The units have en-suite bathrooms and are luxury outfitted to PLQ (permanent living quarters) standards. DMAS will also supply the external walkways and stairs for the accommodations.

"We are delighted to be working with both Horizon and Rigdon Marine on such prestigious Gulf of Mexico projects," said Craig Russell, Duffy and McGovern commercial director. "The Gulf is a growing area for DMAS and we have fulfilled both these contracts from our office and fleet of cabins in New Orleans."

Duffy & McGovern's success in the Gulf of Mexico prompted the expansion of its U.S. fleet earlier this year.