SINGAPORE-based offshore engineering group Marine Contracting will install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support structure in the Cantarell field offshore Mexico under a contract with Jord Oil & Gas.

The Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract will see Marine Contracting connect Petróleos Mexicanos’s (PEMEX) existing facilities to a jack-up rig with compression facilities.

The award is part of Jord’s larger contract with Alher Oil & Gas S.A. de C.V.

Marine Contracting chief executive Wolfgang Wandl said the fabrication work included the installation of all required piping, pipe supports, walkways, ladders, lighting, coating systems, insulation, cables and cable trays for the bridge.

The bridge and support structure have been designed in such a way that they can be removed and relocated should the jack-up rig and compression facilities need to be repositioned to a different offshore facility in support of PEMEX’s operational strategies.

The support structure foundation will incorporate suction piles, designed to maintain location under design environmental conditions.

“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this exciting and challenging project,” Mr Wandl said.

“This award in the Gulf of Mexico reflects the success of our global growth strategy.”