Fossil energy – Gulf of Mexico
McDermott‘s Amazon vessel, following a sophisticated upgrade to its ultra-deepwater capabilities, is coming to the Gulf of Mexico to support a subsea contract for the Whale Development in Alaminos Canyon.
“This contract, which will take place in a water depth of more than 9,000 feet, is a massive opportunity to demonstrate how the Amazon, with its industry-leading pipelay capabilities, is redefining what is possible within ultra-deepwater construction,” said Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are also looking forward to bringing the Amazon into the Gulf of Mexico – especially as we use this opportunity to continue our long track record of successful project execution.”
Under the contract’s scope, McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) for 30 miles (50 kilometers) of pipeline and approximately nine miles (15 kilometers) of umbilical to connect five drill centers to a new offshore platform.
The project will commence immediately and is expected to be completed in 2024.