Heerema’s Balder installs the Pemex Yaxche-C offshore platform

PRESS RELEASE – Heerema’s semi submersible crane vessel Balder has installed Pemex’s Yaxche-C jacket and topside on behalf of Cotemar S.A. de C.V. The jacket weighed 700 metric tonnes, the four skirt piles 125 metric tonnes each, and the topside 850 metric tonnes.

This project is Heerema’s first for Cotemar, and it was executed safely with no incidents and on schedule as a result of excellent collaboration between the parties. The Yaxche-C in the Bay of Campeche took place over one week in August.

Pemex awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for the Yaxche-C platform to a consortium made up of Cotemar, Hoc Offshore (Arendal), and Construcciones Mecanicas Monclova (Commsa). The jacket and platform were fabricated in Tampico, Mexico, by Cotemar. All components left the fabrication yard on one barge to be stored at Dos Bocas before being taken to the Bay of Campeche for installation.

Balder has been operating for 42 years now, making it Heerema’s most experienced vessel. The multi-functional dynamically positioned crane vessel will remain in the Gulf of Mexico for more upcoming installation work.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

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