US offshore engineering services provider McDermott International has made the first shipment of topside modules for floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for Japanese company Modec.

McDermott said that the FPSO will be located in the Eni-operated Area 1 block.

The FPSO is located approximately 10km off the coast of Mexico in the shallow waters of the Campeche Bay, in water depths of 32m.

McDermott Group senior vice-president Samik Mukherjee said: “McDermott’s unique ability to deliver modular solutions, both onshore and offshore, helps us mitigate risk and improve efficiency.

“We draw from the strong, local workforce we have in Mexico to support this project, as well as our experience and expertise as an EPCI leader to safely deliver excellent results on behalf of the customer.”

The work for the MODEC project includes five FPSO topside modules, which McDermott will deliver in two shipments.

The initial shipment includes modules for compression, vapour recovery, as well as a laydown area for the FPSO unit.

McDermott noted that its Altamira fabrication facility in Mexico is delivering the FPSO modules and engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) fixed platform.

The company’s Houston and Altamira offices will provide engineering support for the project.

In August, McDermott International secured a front-end engineering design (FEED) services contract for a subsea gas pipeline that is part of the Bac Lieu LNG-to-power project in Vietnam.