Jumbo Offshore v.o.f has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Jumbo will support Technip USA by providing expertise in heavy lift and transportation during the engineering, transportation and installation phases.
The contract scope of work consists of:
• Collecting and transporting five buoyancy cans from Technip’s yard in Pori, Finland to the Cascade and Chinook field in the Gulf of Mexico located 160 miles south of the Louisiana Coast
• Jumbo’s heavy lift vessel Fairplayer will assist Technip’s deepwater pipelay construction vessel Deep Blue with the installation of five Buoyancy Cans and Free Standing Hybrid Risers (FSHRs).
Jumbo and its client, Technip USA, have adopted an integrated engineering approach using both companies’ specialized personnel and skills in order to ensure well-prepared transport and heavy lift operations during the execution phase.
The Fairplayer is scheduled to mobilize in Europe the third quarter of 2009.
Jumbo Offshore is a Netherlands based company that performs combined transportation and offshore installation work, primarily for the Oil and Gas industry. Jumbo Offshore is part of the Jumbo heavy lift shipping company, which owns and operates a fleet of 13 heavy lift vessels around the world. The main vessels used for the offshore installation work are the DP2 J-Class vessels mv Jumbo Javelin and mv Fairplayer. These sister ships are 469 ft long and 87 ft wide and are each equipped with two 900 tonnes Huisman mast cranes.