For more than a century, McDermott has provided value-added construction services for our customers. Our projects can be found on all seven continents and include many construction industry "firsts"—the first floating roof tank for storing oil, the first double-wall LNG storage tank and the first LNG peak shaving plant, among others.
We provide a broad range of field construction services that include modular and conventional ("stick-built") construction, project management, construction inspection and management, scheduling, welding and quality assurance, plant startups and commissioning, operator training and a variety of other field services. In addition to new construction work, our projects have included plant relocations, retrofits, disassembly, upgrades, debottlenecking, shutdowns and turnarounds.
Best practices, better results
Over the years, we've honed our project management skills and developed best practices for managing the most complex of projects. As part of our continuous improvement process, our formal Lessons Learned system enables project teams to document both solutions to problems and opportunities for improvement, which subsequently are codified into best practices that can be shared across the company.
We are known for our ability to successfully execute projects almost anywhere, even in remote and logistically challenging locations. We have an extensive network of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction facilities, so we can quickly mobilize project resources whenever and wherever they are needed. And with offices worldwide, we have people who understand the legislation, culture, business and labor practices of the communities where we work.
We believe in direct-hiring and training local craftsmen for our projects whenever possible. In communities that have a pool of potential applicants, we develop a training program that addresses the specific needs of the project and the applicants. All candidates receive intensive safety instruction as well as craft skills training. We've found that direct-hiring ensures the safety and quality of our projects in addition to providing economic enrichment to the community.
Safe work practices
Safety is a core value at McDermott. Our HSE program has earned us one of the best safety records in the industry and has received acclaim from customers, industry associations and safety organizations. Our proven safety record translates into peace of mind, reduced risk and potentially lower costs for our customers.