Fourth monocolumn TLP planned for deepwater US gulf

The Matterhorn deepwater development project will be the fourth in the Gulf of Mexico to include a monocolumn tension-leg platform (TLP), often referred to as a mini-TLP (Fig. 1). The Matterhorn project includes the first dry-tree monocolumn TLP (fig. 1)Click here to enlarge imageTotalFinaElf E&P USA Inc. is the operator of the field in Mississippi Canyon Block 243. The TLP will be installed in 2,835 ft of water.Atlantia Offshore Ltd., Houston, (a unit of IHC Caland NV, Schiedam, The Netherlands) plans to deliver the TLP for installation in summer 2003 under a $175 million lump-sum turnkey contract for the hull, piles, tendons, deck, and topsides.SubcontractorsParagon Engineering Service...

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