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    Van Oord wins rock-dumping project offshore Mexico

    Projects and Operations // November 4, 2011

    Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord says its Van Oord‘s flexible fallpipe vessel (FFPV) Tertnes has been mobilised to the east coast of Mexico (Bay of Campeche) to execute subsea rock installation projects on pipelines and cables for various main contractors. The ultimate client is state oil and gas company PEMEX.

    Tertnes, which has a loading capacity of 9,785 tonnes, was mobilised to the Far East via the Panama Canal to guarantee a timely commencement of the works in Mexico.

    Supported by the local offices in Houston and Mexico City, the operations will take place in the fourth quarter of 2011.

    This is Van Oord's first ever rock installation project in Mexico.

    "Subsea rock installation technique is very suitable for providing stabilisation and protection in the uneven seabed conditions in the Gulf of Mexico," said Van Oord, which has an extensive track record on executing similar work all over the world.



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