Duffy and McGovern Secures New Deals in the Gulf

Duffy and McGovern has secured new deals worth more than US $300,000 (GBP £158,000) as activity in Central and North America continues to increase.

New Orleans-based Duffy and McGovern Accommodation Services (DMAS) is supplying eight of its modules to locations in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Nova Scotia, Canada under the contracts with four separate firms.

DMAS has provided accommodation to more than 20 companies in the Gulf during 2006 and the firm has recently invested more than US $4 million (GBP £2million) in expanding its fleet to meet continually growing demand in the region.

In the most significant deal, Schlumberger Technology Corporation has taken a 25 x 9 zone 1-rated and DNV-approved engineering cabin for use in the Gulf of Mexico. The minimum five-year contract is worth USD $182,500 (GBP £97,000). At the same time Schlumberger in Trinidad has contracted an additional four engineering cabins for the next six months.

Duffy and McGovern vice president of US operations, Glenn Aguilar, said: "We have seen our business in the Gulf of Mexico continue to grow in 2006, with new business relationships and extensions to long-standing contracts putting us in a very strong position.

"The latest expansion to our fleet in North America is the second multi-million-dollar investment we have made in the Gulf of Mexico in two years, and has been fuelled by the exceptional level of uptake for our services from our US base in New Orleans, Louisiana."

In other deals, Keppel SLP has taken an 11 x 34 eight-man sleeper module to be installed on the MC Far Scotia, a DNV-classed supply vessel, for a minimum three months at Ku-Maloop-Zaap in the Bay of Campeche, southern Gulf of Mexico.

The cabin will be used by staff from the Keppel SLP consortium involved in a US $164 million (GBP £87million) project to build accommodation platforms for Pemex Exploracion y Produccion.

A four-man, 8 x 20 engineering office has been delivered to the Transocean Amirante, working on the Noonan prospect at Garden Banks 506, also in the Gulf of Mexico, for Remington Oil and Gas Corporation/Energy Resource Technology for a four to six month period.

BJ Services has also taken an 8 x 16 zone 1 engineering cabin to be located offshore Nova Scotia for a minimum 30 day contract.

Duffy and McGovern is the only firm able to offer fully compliant SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and IMO (International Maritime Organization) living quarters in the Gulf of Mexico region. It operates more than 250 accommodation modules across the globe from three main hubs in New Orleans, Aberdeen and Singapore.