McDermott Wins Platform Fabrication Contract in Gulf of Mexico



McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”), announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a fabrication contract by Shell Offshore Inc., for the West Delta 143 “C” deck, jacket, piles, and bridge located in 370 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract will be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2011 bookings.

“We are pleased to be able to offer a competitive solution for the development of the West Delta platform,” said Stephen M. Johnson, McDermott’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Shell’s recognition of McDermott as a “Green Light” contractor for HSES performance, as well as their familiarity with our project management, ability to accelerate schedules and knowledge of our performance quality is where we added value with this contract.”

McDermott’s engineering group based in New Orleans will perform detailed construction engineering and load-out analysis for the 10,120-tons of structures. McDermott’s Morgan City fabrication facility in Louisiana will perform all construction engineering, procurement, fabrication and onshore mechanical completion of the deck. McDermott will also assist in the commissioning of the platform.

First steel cut is scheduled to begin later this year, with expected sail away of the deck in the first quarter of 2013.

The WD 143 “C” fabrication is part of the Mars B Development, which consists of the Olympus Tension Leg Platform, West Boreas and South Deimos subsea development and the West Delta 143 “C” Jacket and Deck. The Olympus host will be located in Mississippi Canyon Block 807 in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 95 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in a water depth of approximately 3,000 feet and its export pipelines will be tied back to the new WD 143 “C” platform.

More about McDermott’s Morgan City Fabrication Facility and Working with Shell

McDermott’s Morgan City fabrication facility covers more than 300 acres and has constructed some of the company’s largest structures. It consistently delivers high-quality projects safely and on schedule, including large integrated platforms and subsea components. Located in Louisiana, the Morgan City yard has fabricated the previous Shell WD 143 “B” platform, as well as several TLP decks including Auger, Mars, Ram-Powell, Ursa, and Brutus.


McDermott is a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation (“EPCI”) company focused on executing complex offshore oil and gas projects worldwide. Providing fully integrated EPCI services for upstream field developments, the Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems from concept to commissioning. McDermott’s customers include national and major energy companies. Operating in more than 20 countries across the Atlantic, Middle East and Asia Pacific, the Company’s integrated resources include more than 15,000 employees and a diversified fleet of marine vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. McDermott has served the energy industry since 1923.

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In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, McDermott International, Inc. cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking and provide other than historical information involve risks and uncertainties that may impact McDermott’s actual results of operations. The forward-looking statements in this press release include, among other things, the expected scope, execution, and timing associated with this project. Although McDermott’s management believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, McDermott can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Those statements are made based on various underlying assumptions and are subject to numerous uncertainties and risks, including without limitation, changes in project design or schedules, contract cancellations, change orders and other modifications, and difficulties executing on the project. If one or more of these risks materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see McDermott’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. This news release reflects management’s view as of the date hereof. Except to the extent required by applicable law, McDermott undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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