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McDermott Wins Subsea Tieback Work for Stonefly

day and 200 million cubic feet of gas per day.The Stonefly development includes the Viosca Knoll 999 area where McDermott is scheduled to use its 50-acre spoolbase in Gulfport, Miss., for fabrication and reeled solutions. McDermott is scheduled to install the subsea tiebacks and structures using its North Ocean 105 vessel in the third quarter of 2019. Structure design and installation engineering began in January 2019 in McDermott’s Houston office.McDermott did not reveal the exact value of the contract, but said it is worth between $1 million and $50 million. The lump sum contract award will be

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McDermott Completes Phase 1 of QGEP Atlanta EPS

155 miles (250 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro. The McDermott Atlanta project team developed the appropriate base lay-out and facilities, which was fully equipped with the required loading equipment and offices. McDermott used two vessels to execute the offshore scope. McDermott’s North Ocean 102 performed the umbilical installation scope while the Skandi Niteroi, a third party vessel, performed the flexible installation. “The load out of the flexibles and umbilicals was completed successfully in accordance with the original plan based on the planned schedule,” said

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NSU Names Oceanography Building for Guy Harvey

research and the conservation of marine life, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has named its newest research facility the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center.    Opened in 2012, the five-story, 87,000 square foot research facility is located within John U. Lloyd State Park in Hollywood (8000 North Ocean Drive.) Ceremony attendees for the Friday, April 10, unveiling of the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center included Dr. Guy Harvey, NSU President and CEO George L.  Hanbury, Ph.D., NSU Trustees, students, faculty and staff.    “Nova Southeastern University has had a long-standing

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Oceaneering Exercise Charter Options on DP2 CSV

support services for work offshore Angola on blocks 18 and 31.
 Upon delivery in December 2007, this DP2 Construction Support Vessel has been operating as a field support vessel with BP Angola for the company's Greater Plutonium Field development (in Block 18). The first of the standard design North Ocean 100 series is jointly owned by Oceanteam Shipping and Bourbon Offshore Norway. The ship is 125 meters at length with a 27 meter beam. Its excellent seafaring capabilities, one 150 tonnes and one 100 tonnes fully heave compensated cranes, moon pool, 2000m2 free deck space and 120 accommodation

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Helix to Provide McDermott ROV Services

services and equipment for McDermott’s fleet of subsea construction and pipelay support vessels. The agreement is for a fixed term of three years with options to extend. Canyon will provide dual 3,000-meter ROV systems onboard McDermott vessels, which initially is expected to include the North Ocean 102, Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, Lay Vessel 108 and the Derrick Lay Vessel 2000. In addition Canyon will supply tooling, personnel and ROV project support to McDermott. Contract services and equipment mobilization are expected to begin mid-2014, with six ROV systems being installed on three

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Rigid Reel-Lay Pipe-in-Pipe Installed Offshore Malaysia

, completed all spooling activities at its in-house regional spool base and fabricated the Pipeline End Termination (PLET) and In Line Tee (ILT) structures. Installation of the pipe-in-pipe production flowlines and rigid water injection flowlines was undertaken by McDermott’s Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, while flexible risers were installed by McDermott’s North Ocean 102. Lay Vessel North Ocean 105 is a dynamically positioned, fast-transit vessel, with advanced reel-lay systems for rigid and flexible pipelay in water depths up to 10,000 feet.  It can install a variety of pipelines

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McDermott Signs Agreement for North Sea Spoolbase

into the North Sea market,” said Tony Duncan, Executive Vice President, Subsea. “We look to combine the prime location of the Hartlepool spoolbase for quick access to project sites with McDermott’s high standards, and high-performance Reel-Lay capabilities provided by our Lay Vessel North Ocean 105. We are firmly committed to meeting our clients’ needs in the region.”  

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McDermott Wins Subsea Contract for Petrobras

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement with Petrobras for a short term charter to supply its subsea construction vessel North Ocean 102 (“NO102”). The NO102 will carry out deepwater umbilical and flexible pipe installation offshore Brazil and is expected to begin work during the third quarter of 2014.  Tony Duncan, Vice President and General Manager, Subsea, for McDermott said “This contract award highlights Petrobras’ confidence in McDermott as a significant player in the subsea industry. The

McDermott Order Deepwater S-Lay Vessel

will be able to accommodate up to 400 personnel. DLV2000 is the second new-build vessel currently under construction for the McDermott fleet. In August this year, McDermott signed a contract to build Lay Vessel 108, sister ship to the recently completed subsea construction vessel the Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, a vessel with a high-capacity tower for rigid and flexible pipelay and state-of-the-art marine construction equipment to support the growing rigid reel lay and flexible lay markets.  

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