Delmar was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the mooring and installation.

LLOG OPTI-EX Who Dat

Delmar was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the mooring and installation of the OPTI-EX floating production facility, which was installed in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico for LLOG Deepwater Development Company, LLC. Delmar was selected from a host of competitive bidders for the project. The award included project engineering for anchor/mooring system specification, design, fabrication oversight, installation engineering, operation procedures, installation services, equipment procurement, and equipment marshalling for the facility’s installation. Delmar assisted LLOG and the facility designer/builder EXMAR in certification verification authority (CVA) review and regulatory approval for the mooring system.
Delmar was the project leader on all mooring related aspects of the OPTI-EX project from the initial mooring equipment RFQs being issued through the final connection of the mooring lines to the facility. The span of the entire project, from engineering to completion, was complete in only 10 months. From being awarded the project in October 2010, engineering design, fabrication and class approval for the entire mooring system was completed in April 2011; preset installation was completed in June 2011; and the facility was moored up “storm safe” the second week of July 2011.

  • Year

    2010 - 2011
  • Location

    Gulf of Mexico MC 547
  • Water Depth

    3,800ft/1,158m
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