Heereema Marine Contractors Nederland has awarded a contract to BMT Fluid Mechanics in partnership with BMT ARGOSS to provide tow simulation services.

The partnership will provide an inshore tow of the Chevron-operated Jack St Malo and Big Foot production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

BMT will be responsible for engineering, procuring, installing and commissioning a purpose-built simulation facility that will be located in Houston, Texas.

The simulation facility will be used to train tug captains and other marine personnel involved with the inshore towing of the platforms from the Ingleside integration yards.