Contract supports major offshore development

A leading pipeline contractor has awarded a contract for the construction of a pipeline supporting a major offshore development in Brazil.

McDermott International has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Petrobras for the installation of Phase 3 of the Rota 3 rigid pipeline, which is currently in development.

The contract covers the implementation of the ultra-shallow segment of the new 355 km Rota 3 gas export pipeline, which will connect a pre-salt field located in the Santos basin with onshore facilities at Marica City.

The scope of work includes design and detailed EPCI of 10 km of a 24 inch (610 mm) rigid concrete coated pipeline from the already installed shallow water segment of the pipeline system to the shore.

Activities will include including a horizontal directional drilling, tie-in spools and pre-commissioning.

“Rota 3 is a major pre-salt development area that is important to the future of oil and gas production for Brazil,” said McDermott Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America Richard Heo.

“McDermott has the local and global expertise, capabilities and assets to support operations in pre-salt environments – particularly with the delivery of our previously announced J-Lay configuration modification to our Amazon vessel.

“Our office in Rio will execute this near-term project utilising expertise they have previously demonstrated in a series of recent EPCI projects successfully completed in-country for Petrobras and other operators.”

For more information visit the McDermott website.

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