MODEC International LLC has entered into a letter of intent with El Paso Energy Partners, L.P. for the engineering, procurement and construction of the hull, mooring and production riser system for the world’s deepest tension leg platform (TLP). The TLP is expected to be owned by EPN and Cal Dive International
, Inc. and is planned to serve as a production hub at Green Canyon
608 in the Gulf of Mexico initially for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s Marco Polo field
discovery. The TLP is planned to be installed in 4,300 feet of water and is capable of supporting processing equipment designed to process 100,000 barrels of oil per day and 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The facilities are scheduled to be online in 2004.