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McDermott International won a contract Monday with Mexico’s Pemex to install the offshore jacket, deck and piles for the Ayatsil-A drilling platform at the Ayatsil field in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche.

The value of the award will be included in McDermott’s fourth quarter backlog.

The Intermac 600 transportation and launch barge will launch the 8,400 ton jacket and the heavy-lift Derrick Barge 50 will complete the installation of the jacket, a 3,400 ton deck and other platform components in water depths of 400 feet.

The total weight of the facility is about 15,800 tons.

The Ayatsil field is Pemex’s largest discovery to date and is expected to boost the country’s production by 150,000 barrels of oil per day.

The new contract award follows the successful delivery of the Ayatsil-B eight-leg jacket and deck by Houston-based McDermott in July of 2014.

“The Ayatsil-A installation award from Pemex is a direct result of the substantial local capabilities and operations of McDermott in Mexico, and our demonstrated track record of safe and reliable platform installations for Pemex in the Bay of Campeche,” vice president and general manager of Americas Dominic Savarino said.


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