McDermott awarded Rota 3 contract by Petrobras

McDermott International has been award by Petrobras for a natural gas pipeline project at the Santos basin pre-salt field program.

The contract is for the implementation of the ultra-shallow segment of the new Rota 3 gas export pipeline, and includes design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 10 km of a 24-inch rigid concrete coated pipeline from the shallow water segment of the new pipeline system to the shore.

Richard Heo, senior VP for North, Central and South America at McDermott, commented: “McDermott has the local and global expertise, capabilities and assets to support operations in pre-salt environments – particularly with the delivery of our previously announced J-Lay configuration modification to our Amazon vessel. Our office in Rio will execute this near-term project utilizing expertise they have previously demonstrated in a series of recent EPCI projects successfully completed in-country for Petrobras and other operators.”

McDermott says the contract value is somewhere between $50m and $250m.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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