McDermott International has been awarded an offshore contract by Pemex for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the Ayastil-C replacement jacket.
The company said the value of the large brownfield award will be included in McDermott’s second quarter 2015 backlog.
McDermott International said it plans to use its in-house engineering and procurement experts Altamira fabrication yard in Mexico, Intermac 600 transportation and launch barge and heavy-lift Derrick Barge 50 vessel to complete the installation of all structures.
Scott Munro, McDermott’s Vice President for Americas, Europe and Africa, said: “This is the fourth contract McDermott has received for the Ayatsil field and follows the successful delivery of the Ayatsil-B drilling platform in 2014 and installation of the Ayatsil-A offshore jacket, deck and piles earlier this year.
“Our integrated EPCI approach allows McDermott to provide PEMEX with a faster delivery schedule and lower-cost solution that will be locally-built and executed to our global industry-recognized quality and safety standards.”
Completion of the contract has been scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016.
The Ayastil field, located in the Bay of Campeche, is the largest discovery for Pemex to date.
The state-owned company said it has plans to develop as many as four platforms and the adjacent Tekel heavy oil field with one platform, all tied to an FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel.
It plans to drill 43 wells in the project.