Dragados Offshore awarded GoM generation platform contract

PEP has awarded Dragados Offshore and its subsidiary Dragados Offshore Mexico a contract for the ZAAP-C project.

Offshore staff

PUERTO REAL, Spain -- PEP has awarded Dragados Offshore and its subsidiary Dragados Offshore Mexico a contract for the ZAAP-C project. The contract covers engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, mooring, transportation, installation, hook-up, testing, commissioning, and start-up of a generation platform to be installed in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico.

According to PEP, the objective of the project is to meet the electricity demand required by an integrated multiphase pumping system and an electro-centrifugal pumping system, ensuring optimal operation of the pumps on platforms PP-MALOOB-A, PP-MALOOB-B, PP-MALOOB-C, PP-MALOOB-D, PP-ZAAP-A, PP-ZAAP-B, and PP-ZAAP-D.

The new platform will include two 32 MW turbo-generators operating in parallel to generate 48 MW, a third backup turbo-generator of the same power, and other multiple auxiliary services.

The platform will have a total weight of about 12,000 tons (10,886 metric tons) and will consist of a module or superstructure with a total weight of about 5,000 tons (4,536 metric tons). The scope also includes jacket and piles weighing 6,000 tons (5,443 metric tons) and an interconnecting bridge.

The project will be carried out from Dragados Offshore’s yard near Tampico, Mexico.


09/15/2009

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