McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a fabrication contract by Shell for the West Delta 143 “C” deck, jacket, piles, and bridge located in 370 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico.
“We are pleased to be able to offer a competitive solution for the development of the West Delta platform,” said Stephen M. Johnson, McDermott’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
McDermott’s engineering group based in New Orleans will perform detailed construction engineering and load-out analysis for the 10,120 t of structures. McDermott’s Morgan City fabrication facility in Louisiana will perform all construction engineering, procurement, fabrication and onshore mechanical completion of the deck. McDermott will also assist in the commissioning of the platform.
First steel cut is scheduled to begin later this year, with expected sail away of the deck in the first quarter of 2013.
The WD 143 “C” fabrication is part of the Mars B Development, which consists of the Olympus Tension Leg Platform, West Boreas and South Deimos subsea development and the West Delta 143 “C” Jacket and Deck. The Olympus host will be located in Mississippi Canyon Block 807 in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 95 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in a water depth of approximately 3,000 feet and its export pipelines will be tied back to the new WD 143 “C” platform.