McDermott secures EPC contract in offshore Mexico

2 May 2019 (Last Updated May 2nd, 2019 12:10)

McDermott International has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in Amoca field, located around 30km offshore Dos Bocas in southeast Mexico.

McDermott International has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract in Amoca field, located around 30km offshore Dos Bocas in southeast Mexico.

Awarded by ENI Mexico, the contract involves the delivery of topsides and jacket of the WHP1 wellhead platform in the Amoca field.

The Amoca WHP1 is an unmanned oil and gas production facility and comprises eight producer wells and four water injection wells. The four-deck topsides of the WHP1 will have two main decks and will weigh around 2,924t, while the four-legged jacket and piles will weigh approximately 1,785t.

McDermott will carry out the project from its engineering centre and fabrication yard in Altamira, Mexico. The engineering work is expected to begin immediately.

“For the Amoca Field project, we will provide word-class solutions through our engineering center in Mexico City and our fabrication facility in Altamira to perform the work.”

The jacket and piles will be ready for loadout by the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. The deck is expected to be ready for deployment by the end of the second quarter of 2020. Once completed, WHP1 will be installed in the Contract Block 1 at an approximate water depth of 28m.

McDermott North, Central and South America senior vice-president Mark Coscio said: “This contract marks McDermott’s largest award to date with ENI México and it builds on our previous success in delivering ENI’s projects with the highest levels of safety, quality and cost-efficiency.

“For the Amoca Field project, we will provide word-class solutions through our engineering center in Mexico City and our fabrication facility in Altamira to perform the work.”