Marine Contractors Begins Work On $68-Million Turnkey Project

Marine Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., announced the beginning of a $68-million turnkey project for Sociedade Nacionale de Combustives (SONANGOL) and Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC). The project includes the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of three gas i n j e c t i o n p l a t f o r m s and their process facilities off the coast of Cabinda, Angola, West Africa. The project is scheduled to be completed in 18 months. By then, two 8-pile platforms, a 6-pile platform, with utilities and pipelines will be installed, and their gas lift, injection, dehydration, NGL extraction and fractionating facilities started up.

Several McDermott d i v i s i o ns and subsidiaries will participate in the project's distinct phases. Hudson Engineering Corporation of Houston, Texas, will perform the design, engineering and procurement of materials. The two 8-pile and one 6-pile jackets will be fabricated by the McDermott Fabricators at Morgan City, La. The Bayou Black Division, also located near Morgan City, and the Harvey Fabrication Division at Harvey, La., will fabricate and complete the process decks and facilities. Marine Contractors will install the three platforms off the Cabinda coast.

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