BP tipped to refloat tender for Mad Dog 2 semi-submersible unit

BP is looking to retender its anchor production structure for its $10bn Mad Dog 2 field development in the US Gulf of Mexico, in a tender that will be opened up to yards in China and Singapore, the Business Times from Singapore reports.

First bids from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering came in at above Mad Dog 2’s set budget for the semi-submersible production unit.

Keppel Fels and Cosco Shipyard are expected to make the cut for the new tender.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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