Major Awards For New McDermott Flagship Vessel

Published at 12:28PM - 23/02/16

Major awards for new McDermott flash ship vessel DLV 2000, will see the industry leading vessel work offshore Australia during 2016.

The US based upstream oil and gas specialists announced the news saying: “We are excited to win this opportunity and build on the leading position we have in Australia, where McDermott has a long and established track record of successfully performing projects for Woodside and other clients,”

Major Awards For New McDermott Flagship Vessel

McDermott announced two separate awards both for the Australian continental shelf. The first has been awarded by Woodside Energy for wok on their Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) project; and the second awarded by INPEX for their Ichthys offshore LNG Project.

Both contracts will be serviced by McDermott’s new flagship, the DLV 2000 and the company’s newest Construction Support Vessel 108 (CSV 108).

McDermott DLV 2000
McDermott DLV 2000

Woodside GWF-2

The award by Woodside will see McDermott transport and install approximately 22 miles (35km) of 16 inch subsea pipeline on GWF-2.

Included in the contract are the installation of three In-Line Tees (ILTs) and end terminations to the corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipeline.

Work will be completed by the DLV 2000 alongside McDermott’s Construction Support Vessel 108 (CSV 108); whilst all engineering and project management will be run via the company’s office in Perth Western Australia.

Fabrication work will take place at McDermott’s Batam Island facility in Indonesia.

McDermott Vice President Asia, Hugh Cuthbertson, said: “The award reflects our ability to manage all fabrication, installation, regulatory and environmental requirements and expectations without the need to outsource any assets and resources, thereby maximizing the assurance of quality and cost efficiency.”

INPEX Ichthys LNG Project

The second award will see McDermott support subsea construction work on INPEX giant Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia.

The company has been tasked with laying and installing subsea spools and umbilicals. McDermott will also be lifting multiple subsea distribution units within the field, used to distribute electrical, chemical and hydraulic supplies to the fields drill centres.

As with the Woodside contract, McDermott will use their flagship DLV 2000 vessel alongside the company’s newsiest Construction Support Vessel 108 (CSV 108).

The Ichthys work is scheduled to run through both second and third quarters of 2016.

Cuthbertson said: “It is an exciting time to see our newest subsea vessels working side-by-side on this landmark project,”

“We look forward to this being a very successful start for the DLV 2000 and helping us deliver a successful project for our client, INPEX, and other project stakeholders as well as demonstrating the capability and versatility of the McDermott subsea fleet to the industry.”

McDermott DLV 2000

McDermott’s new flagship DLV 2000, has been designated a derrick lay vessel, although designed to include full S-lay pipelay systems.

The vessel’s facilities include a 2,200-ton revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system, capable of laying pipe ranging 4.5 to 60 inches in diameter; a class 3 dynamic positing system; and 43,000 sq ft of open deck.