McDermott International, Inc. will put its new flagship derrick lay vessel, the DLV 2000, to work offshore Western Australia, supporting a transportation and installation contract awarded by Woodside for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 Project. The installation will occur approximately 20 miles from the Goodwyn A platform located in the North West Shelf region off Western Australia. The DLV 2000 is a class 3 dynamically positioned vessel combining a 2,200-ton revolving crane with a deepwater S-lay pipelay system configured to install pipelines with diameters ranging from 4.5 to 60 inches in water depths up to 10,000 ft.
Work is expected to be performed in conjunction with McDermott’s other new subsea installation vessel, the Construction Support Vessel 108 (CSV 108). The CSV 108 is expected to undergo an upgrade later this year to install a Vertical Lay System and Reel Deployment System, also for use in the project, and will then be referred to as Lay Vessel 108 (LV 108). Engineering for the project is expected to be done by McDermott’s in-house staff in Perth and Kuala Lumpur. Fabrication and pre-installation of pre-lay support structures and 21 buckle initiators is scheduled for McDermott’s Batam Island, Indonesia, fabrication facility.
“We are excited to win this opportunity and build on the leading position we have in Australia, where McDermott has a long and established track record of successfully performing projects for Woodside and other clients,” said Hugh Cuthbertson, Vice President, Asia. “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 maximizing the assurance of quality and cost efficiency.”
The full scope of the brownfield project covers transportation and installation of 22 miles of 16-inch corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) clad pipeline which includes three In-Line Tees (ILTs) and pipeline end terminations (PLETs) at each end in water depths up to 420 feet. The lump sum contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s first quarter 2016 backlog.