On Sept. 14, five Signet Maritime ASD/Z-drive tugs — the Signet Enterprise, Signet Reliance, Signet Magic, Signet Weatherly and Signet Volunteer — completed the towout of LLOG’s Delta House semisubmersible production facility to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. In June 2011, Signet also assisted with LLOG’s OPTI-EX floating production system (FPS) for the Who Dat development field located in Mississippi Canyon 503/504/547.
“The tugs not only maneuvered and escorted Delta House safely outside of the jetties, the captains made me feel comfortable by willingly ‘staying on’ in heavy seas till such time all the ocean tugs were hooked up,” said Capt. Jeet Kar, CEO of Marine Contracting.
Signet’s International Operations Complex in Ingleside, Texas, was responsible for assisting with the arrival of each hull on a heavy lift vessel (HLV), offload in the deep hole, lifts and sets, stability (incline) testing and sail-out.
“Signet was honored to participate in the record breaking 10,400-short-ton lift, executed by Kiewit Offshore Services Heavy Lift Device (HLD),” said Signet President J. Barry Snyder. “Our captains carefully studied the dynamic placement of this very intense, heavy truss, and enabled the lift and set to be completed in less than five hours from hull positioning to full release of the topsides.”