Wood Group has secured a three-year contract from Chevron for the installation of the Big Foot extended tension leg platform (ETLP), offshore the Gulf of Mexico.

The ETLP will be commissioned by DSI, Wood Group PSN’s commissioning services business.

DSI will be responsible for the complete installation process, which covers procedure development through to inspection and testing of every operational component at the South Texas fabrication yards and offshore until the system is finally delivered to Chevron.

DSI president Trey Lambert said that commissioning is important for the safe start-up of a production facility, proving the integrity and reliability of all safety and operating systems.