HOUSTON --BG Trinidad & Tobago has awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for Poinsettia, which lies off the northern coast of Trinidad in 530 ft (162 m) of water. A consortium between McDermott International Inc. subsidiary J. Ray McDermott S.A. and Fluor Corp. subsidiary Fluor Daniel South America Ltd. will carry out the work.
J. Ray will procure, design and fabricate a 9,100-ton (8,255.3-metric ton) jacket and 4,600 tons (4,173 metric tons) of piles. Design work will be completed at J. Ray's engineering office in Houston, with construction at J. Ray's fabrication facility in Morgan City, Louisiana. Fluor Daniel will lead the consortium and perform overall project management. Fluor also will design and fabricate 4,000-ton (3,628.7-metric ton) topsides using the Trinidad-based fabrication services of TOFCO, a joint venture of Louisiana-based Chet Morrison Contractors and Trinidad-based Weldfab Ltd.
J. Ray is responsible for transporting and installing all of the platform components, including the jacket, piles, and topsides. Fluor/TOFCO will perform the final platform commissioning through to mechanical completion.
"Our extensive experience with EPCI projects and ability to align our resources with BG Trinidad and Tobago and TOFCO to deliver this fast-track project, are the main reasons we were successful in winning the contract," says Bob Deason, J. Ray CEO.
Construction has begun at J. Ray's Morgan City fabrication facility, with transportation and installation scheduled for 2Q 2008. The targeted completion date is 4Q 2008