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McDermott secures contract for Woodside’s Greater Western Flank project offshore Australia

McDermott International has secured a transportation and installation contract from Woodside for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 project in offshore Western Australia.

Under the contract, McDermott will put its new derrick lay vessel 2000 (DLV 2000) to work, which will transport and install 22 miles of 16in corrosion-resistant alloy clad pipeline that includes three in-line tees and pipeline end terminations at each end in water depths of 420ft.

DLV 2000 will carry out the installation work around 20 miles from the Goodwyn A platform in the North West Shelf region.

The vessel combines a 2,200t revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system, which has been configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5in to 60in in water depths of 10,000ft.

McDermott plans to perform the work in conjunction with its other new subsea installation vessel, the CSV 108.

This year, the vessel is expected to undergo an upgrade to install vertical lay and reel deployment systems for use in the project. It will later be called Lay Vessel 108 (LV 108).

McDermott’s in-house staff in Perth and Kuala Lumpur will perform engineering for the project.

The company’s Batam Island, Indonesia, fabrication facility will be responsible for fabrication and pre-installation of pre-lay support structures and 21 buckle initiators.

McDermott International Asia vice-president Hugh Cuthbertson: “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 maximising the assurance of quality and cost-efficiency.”

Separately, McDermott said the DLV 2000 vessel has also secured contract for the INPEX Ichthys LNG Project offshore Western Australia.

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