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    J Ray McDermott gets spar contract

    News // June 29, 2001
    McDermott International Inc has announced that SparTEC Inc, a subsidiary of J Ray McDermott, as received a $200 million turnkey engineer-procure-construct-install contract, to provide a spar platform for the development of the Devil's Tower field in theGulf of Mexico.

    The field is owned by Dominion Exploration and Production Inc and Pioneer Natural Resources Company and operated by Dominion. The Devil's Tower spar will be located in 5,610ft of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 773, making it the world's deepest dry tree platform.

    SparTEC will act as the general contractor and overall project manager for the design engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the facility. Work on the project, which is scheduled to enable first production by mid-2003, will begin immediately.

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