McDermott Secures Trion BHP Project

(Americas) Offshore Floating Production Unit

Engineering and construction specialist McDermott International has secured a contract from mining firm BHP to develop an offshore floating production unit, or FPU, for the Trion deepwater oil field project.

Scope of work includes engineering tasks related to the configuration, sizing and preliminary analysis of the FPU, including topsides, hull, risers and mooring. The contract follows the award of pre-front end engineering and design services for the Trion FPU in March 2020.

"We look forward to building on our strong relationship with BHP and Pemex with this latest contract award for the next phase in the Trion Project for the Semi-Submersible FPU,” said Mark Coscio, senior vice president at McDermott.

Close Partnership

Located about 112 miles from the Mexican coast at a water depth of about 2,500 meters, the project will be developed in close partnership with Houston Offshore Engineering and Wood.

“McDermott will lead a single, integrated team to perform project management, execution planning and estimation services. Houston Offshore Engineering and Wood will focus on engineering optimizations,” a spokesperson for McDermott said.

Technical support for fabrication and integration planning will be provided by McDermott's fabrication yards in Batam, Indonesia, and Altamira, Mexico.

Execution Plan

McDermott is delivering the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, transportation and installation and pre-commissioning of one jacket and topsides for the BHP Ruby Project located offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

"We will work with the project to further develop the execution plan for Trion in order to optimize the design and pre-FEED scope for them,” Coscio said. 

Headquartered in Texas, McDermott is one of the world's largest integrated onshore-offshore EPC companies, with operations in more than 54 countries and a workforce of about 32,000 employees.
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