January 5 - McDermott International has secured contracts from Mexico's Pemex Corporation to install the offshore jacket, deck and piles for the Ayatsil-A drilling platform in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico.

Dominic Savarino, vice president and general manager, Americas at McDermott stated: "Our unique ability to mobilise our versatile marine resources including the heavy lift vessel, Derrick Barge 50, capable of lifting surface loads up to 4,400 tonnes, and the Intermac 600 transportation and launch barge was a critical component of the successful award for this fast-track installation project."

Intermac 600 will launch the 8,400-tonne jacket. Derrick Barge 50 will complete the installation of the jacket, and install a 3,400-tonne deck at a water depth of 400 ft (121.9 m). The total weight of the facility is approximately 15,800 tonnes.