HOUSTON –Marine Well Containment Co. has selected Kiewit Offshore Services in Ingleside, Texas, as the shorebase location for equipment to outfit the MWCC modular capture vessels.
The equipment includes modular processing facilities for the MCVs, and the capping stacks will be stored, maintained, and tested at the Kiewit site in Ingleside.
The company’s MCVs are an integral part ofMWCC’s expanded containment system (ECS) that will enhance the company’s well containment capabilities in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. Unless responding to an incident as part of MWCC’s system, the two MCVs will remain in service as lightering vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. The MCV shorebase selection is another major milestone in the delivery of MWCC’s ECS, which began being delivered this year.
MWCC’s expanded system will advance the company’s deepwater well containment technology and capabilities. The ECS will be able to cap and flow a well in up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m) of water and will have the capacity to contain up to 100,000 b/d of liquid.