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Mammoet Selected for Umbilical Pull-In in Gulf of Mexico


Nov. 18, 2020 – Mammoet has been awarded a major steel catenary riser and umbilical pull-in contract by Subsea 7.

The contract’s scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, and offshore pull-in operations. The contracted offshore SCR and umbilical pull-in operations will be performed at Mississippi Canyon on an existing production facility located south of New Orleans, in about 6,234’ of water.

Mammoet will use its global expertise in heavy lifting to provide Subsea 7 and its client with a unique and lightweight equipment solution to pull dynamic loads topping about 740,000 lbs.

On this project, Mammoet is pulling from the extensive knowledge and experience gained through lifting some of the world’s heaviest oil and gas assets to develop a safer and less costly process for performing high-load riser and umbilical pull-in operations.

Although Mammoet can offer 880-ton socket-passing linear winches or 550-ton chain-jacking systems, the solution offered for this project has the ability to alter how high-load SCR pull-in operations could be performed moving forward.

“Being awarded this project by Subsea 7 demonstrates the depth of knowledge and competencies held by the team within Mammoet’s offshore service team,” said Heath Jones, Mammoet’s vice president of sales offshore. “The challenge that we were presented with was to deliver solutions that would truly offer tangible benefits to every part of the project where we were involved, and we did just that. We look forward to the successful execution of this project and continuing to offer better solutions to the global oil-and-gas industry. Smarter, safer, Stronger is what we say, and it’s undoubtably what we deliver.”

The project engineering, procurement, and fabrication phases have been underway and are nearing completion. Offshore mobilization is scheduled to begin in November 2020and with operations being completed before the end of the year.

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