Telford said that Protexa is chartering three of the company’s DP3 multi-purpose vessels, which are expected to be deployed on a shallow-water engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) project for multiple lightweight offshore platforms and pipelines.

The offshore platforms and pipelines are expected to be installed at Pemex’s Litoral de Tabasco area in the Gulf of Mexico, run by the state.

Telford, with has a fleet of five DP3 support vessels, will deploy three vessels Telford 31, Telford 34 and Telford 28 on the project.

Telford Offshore said that each vessel it is deploying is capable of accommodating approximately 300 people onboard during the course of the project.

The company is planning to mobilize Telford 31 for the new contract by July 2019, which is already in Mexico working on another project for Protexa, and the new contract includes scope for multiple subsea and topside activities.

Telford 34 is currently deployed in Mexico for another client and is expected to be mobilized directly after completion of its contract and would carry out multiple rigid pipelay and topsides works.

Currently being mobilized to the Gulf of Mexico, Telford 28 will take up hook up works with the company’s other client. Following its completion, the vessel will undertake multiple subsea and topsides works for Protexa. It is equipped with a 270t main crane, a heave compensated gangway and 1100m2 of unobstructed deck space.

Telford Offshore chief operating officer Duncan MacPherson said: “These significant shallow water contracts awarded by Protexa illustrates the versatility of our fleet of DP3 vessels, which are capable of supporting multiple activities, focusing on high capacity accommodation combined with pipelay, lifting, subsea and installation services.

“Having three units deployed in the Mexican market reflects our commitment to support one of our long-standing clients and confirms that our service delivery to Protexa during the last year has exceeded expectations.”