February -17-Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jumbo will support Technip USA by providing expertise in heavy lift and transportation during the engineering, transportation and installation phases.

The scope of the contract covers the collection and transportation of five buoyancy cans from Technip's yard in Pori, Finland to the Cascade and Chinook field in the Gulf of Mexico located 250km south of the Louisiana coast.

Jumbo's heavy lift ship Fairplayer will assist Technip's deepwater pipelay construction ship Deep Blue with the installation of five buoyancy cans and free standing hybrid risers (FSHRs). The Fairplayer is scheduled to mobilise in Europe in the third quarter of 2009.