Azerbaijan, Baku /corr Trend S.Aliyev/ McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc. (McDermott), the Caspian operating subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, S.A., has completed fabrication of the floating flare and gravity base for Single Buoy Mooring Inc. (SBM), a part of SBM Offshore Group of Companies. The floating flare, weighing approximately 103MT, was built for Block 1 in the Turkmenistan sector of the Caspian Sea . The work performed comprised a part of the contract awarded to SBM by Petronas Carigali ( Turkmenistan ) Sdn. Bhd.
In late December, 2006, the floating flare was safely loaded out and began its journey from McDermott's marine base at the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jacket Factory (BDJF) to the project field. The gravity base was recently loaded out and transported to Turkmenistan .
"This is the first project we have performed in relation to Turkmenistan, and we are very proud to report that it has been successfully completed and ahead of schedule," said Dan Houser, Vice President
McDermott's scope of work includes procurement, fabrication, pressure testing, assembly and the load out of the floating flare and gravity base. The project was done in Azerbaijan utilizing the infrastructure, equipment and labor of BDJF.