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Telford Offshore lands EPCI project in Mexican Gulf

Mon 25 Mar 2019 by John Snyder

Telford Offshore lands EPCI project in Mexican Gulf
The construction vessel Telford 31 can accommodate up to 469

Dubai-based offshore services provider Telford Offshore has been awarded multiple pipelaying and construction services contracts by Mexican offshore construction company Grupo Protexa.

Grupo Protexa will charter three multi-purpose vessels with dynamic positioning class 3 (DP3) capability for a total of 400 days. The vessels will be deployed on a shallow-water engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) project for multiple lightweight offshore platforms and pipelines. These will be installed at state-run Pemex’s Litoral de Tabasco area in the Gulf of Mexico.

Telford Offshore chief operating officer Duncan MacPherson said “These significant shallow-water contracts awarded by Protexa illustrate the versatility of our fleet of DP3 vessels, which are capable of supporting multiple activities, focusing on high-capacity accommodation combined with pipelay, lifting, subsea and installation services.”

Telford Offshore provides construction and project management solutions to the oil and gas industry, with a fleet of five DP3 support vessels. Telford Offshore will deploy Telford 31, Telford 34 and Telford 28 for the project, with each vessel accommodating 300 people on board over the course of the project.

Telford 31, which is already working in Mexico with Protexa on another project, will mobilise in July 2019 for the new contract, which includes scope for multiple subsea and topside activities. Telford 31 is equipped with a 400-tonne capacity heave-compensated main crane, a heave-compensated gangway, a moonpool and 1,300 m2 of unobstructed deck space.

Telford 34, currently deployed in Mexico for another client, will mobilise for Protexa directly after completing that contract and will undertake multiple rigid pipelay and topsides works. The vessel is equipped with an 800-tonne capacity heave-compensated main crane, an S-Lay system for pipe of 4-48-inch diameter, a heave-compensated gangway, a moonpool and 1,300 m2 of unobstructed deck space.

Telford 28 is currently being mobilised to the Gulf of Mexico, where it will execute hook-up works with another client, then undertake multiple subsea and topsides works for Protexa. The vessel is equipped with a 270-tonne capacity main crane, a heave-compensated gangway and 1,100 m2 of unobstructed deck space.

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