McDermott Marine Readies Four-Pile Offshore Platform For Freeport-McMoRan

One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal, will extend 875 feet from the seafloor to the top of its drilling derrick and is scheduled to be installed during the summer in 621 feet of water off the coast of Louisiana in Mississippi Canyon Block 365 of the Gulf of Mexico.

The eight-well Crystal platform, designed by McDermott Engineering in New Orleans, is being built as a fast-track project at McDermott's Louisiana fabrication yards in Amelia and New Iberia.

The platform's major components under construction in McDermott's yards include the 6,900-ton jacket, a 700-ton deck, piles weighing 1,500 tons and conductors weighing 575 tons.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is a leader in the exploration, mining, development, production, processing, and marketing of natural resources. The company's products include sulphur, phosphate rock, phosphate fertilizers, oil and natural gas, copper, gold, silver, and other natural resources.

McDermott Marine Construction is a major operating unit of McDermott International, Inc., a leading worldwide energy services company-

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