McDermott Awarded $27-Million Exxon Contract For Offshore Platform

McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract by Exxon Company U.S.A. valued at approximately $27 million. The contract calls for the fabrication and installation of an I8-slot drilling/production platform for offshore Louisiana.

The platform, part of Exxon's Alabaster development, will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico in 468 feet of water. Completion of this work is scheduled for the fall of 1991.

The 4,650-ton jacket will be the first that McDermott Marine Construction will fabricate in its Harbor Island Yard in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jacket components, piles and conductors will be fabricated at McDermott's facility in Amelia, La., with actual assembly scheduled to begin at Harbor Island later this fall. The 1,850-ton deck and modules will be constructed in McDermott's New Iberia, La., fabrication yard.

McDermott International, Inc., is a leading worldwide energy services company. The company and its subsidiaries manufacture steam-generating equipment, defense products, and tubular products. They also provide engineering and construction services for industrial and utility facilities onshore, and the oil and gas industry offshore.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Jul 1990

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