Offshore marine service provider Cal Dive International has secured a $27m contract from Pemex Exploración y Producción for the installation of an 8in subsea pipeline.

The pipeline will be installed 47m underwater in the Abkatun field in the Gulf of Mexico, and offshore construction will begin in April 2012.

Cal Dive has a fleet of 29 vessels, including 19 surface and saturation diving support vessels and ten construction barges.