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BHP awards Ruby contract to McDermott

McDermott International has secured a contract from BHP to provide subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF), transportation and installation (T&I), pre-commissioning of one jacket and topsides for the Ruby project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ruby field resides in the Block 3(a) development area of Trinidad and Tobago, 45km off the northeastern coast of Trinidad, Eastern Caribbean.

McDermott senior vice president for North, Central and South America Mark Coscio said the BHP contract added to its successful track record in Trinidad.

“The combination of heavy lift and pipelay capabilities of McDermott’s Derrick Lay Vessel (DLV) 2000 are best suited for this project as it can efficiently transport and install both the flowlines and platform,” Coscio said.

McDermott executed a similar installation scope for the BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) Angelin project last year.

It also was awarded a contract by BPTT in January 2019 for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Cassia Compression Platform 56km southeast off the coast of Trinidad.

The project’s engineering and project management will be performed in Houston, with engineering support from McDermott’s Mexico City office.

McDermott’s DLV 2000 is scheduled to be transport and install the flowlines and platform. The project is set to begin immediately with completion expected in August this year.