2000–2010: Continuing Success

Installed the deepest pipeline by S-lay method in more than 3,000 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell’s Brutus field development.

EPCI of West Natuna’s subsea gas transportation system including pipelay of 28-inch pipe at a record-setting rate of 378 single joints in one day for this offshore Indonesia field development in 269 feet of water.

Installed the deepest and largest-diameter pipe-in-pipe flowlines by J-Lay method for Shell’s Crosby project in up to 4,400 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Engineered the first Buoyed Lazy Wave steel catenary riser in 3,400 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for the Mariner King Kong/Yosemite subsea flowline and riser system installation.

Morgan City, Louisiana, was the first offshore platform fabrication facility to receive ISO 14001 certification by American Bureau of Shipping Quality Evaluations.

Engineered, procured and installed the first truss Spars for Kerr McGee’s Gulf of Mexico Boomvang and Nansen fields in 3,453 and 3,678 feet of water, respectively.

Constructed the world’s longest (741 feet) and heaviest (2,204 tons) flare bridge, and installed the world’s first dual jackets (11,000 tons each), transported and launched from a single barge, for the Bayu Undan Gas Recycle Project offshore East Timor, Indonesia.

Engineered and installed a subsea tie-back for BP’s Aspen project offshore Gulf of Mexico, including the first use of umbilical hip-reeling in 3,100 feet of water.

EPCI of the hull and topsides for the world’s deepest dry-tree Spar production platform in 5,610 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Dominion’s Devils Tower.

Constructed the largest integrated topsides (11,960 tons) in the Middle East for the Amenam/Kpono AMPI project offshore Nigeria.

Engineered and installed a subsea tie-back that included the world’s first mid-line electrical connector assembly for hydrate mitigation of electrically heated pipe-in-pipe flowlines in up to 2,860 feet of water for Shell’s Habanero project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Constructed and integrated 27,600 tons of topsides for the world’s first LPG Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel and most complex FPSO, comprising 13 process modules, 3 central pipe racks, warehouse and control room buildings, and 120-person living quarters, for the Belanak field offshore Indonesia.

Moved McDermott’s principle executive offices from New Orleans, Louisiana to Houston, Texas.

Formed FloaTEC, LLC, the Houston-based joint venture company between a subsidiary of McDermott and Keppel FELS, specializing in floating production engineering solutions and project management.

Installed the longest pipeline − 223 miles 30-inch and 28-inch gas pipeline − for Azerbaijan International Operating Company’s ACG development, the largest oil field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian basin.

Completed a launch from Intermac 650 of the largest jacket ever constructed in China, at 698 feet high and 25,200 tons, for the Panyu 30-1 natural gas field in the South China Sea.

Constructed a deepwater fabrication facility in Altamira, Mexico, focused on serving customers in the Gulf of Mexico and Americas.

Acquired substantially all of the assets of Secunda International Limited, a Canadian company with a fleet of construction support vessels.

Constructed, procured and installed the central processing platform for PTT Exploration & Production Public’s Arthit field in the Gulf of Thailand, which included innovative float-over technology using our Intermac 650 launch barge to install the 19,000-ton integrated topsides.

Procured and constructed the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project Phase V LNG plant for offshore Western Australia. Totaling 75 modules − 13 pre-assembled units, 56 pre-assembled racks and 6 pre-assembled structures − and 19,290 tons, it represents one of the world’s largest such modularized plants.

Constructed two of the largest topsides, approximately 17,500 tons each, built to-date, for Azerbaijan International Operating Company’s West Azeri and East Azeri fields in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

Installed the first ice-class floating storage and offloading (FSO) system in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, including four fully integrated topsides, a single point mooring system, tie-in spools and 36 miles of pipeline for the LUKOIL-operated Yuri Korgchagin project.

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