IMODCO Gets $14-Million Mooring Terminal Job Offshore Abu Dhabi

Zakum Development Company, operating for the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi, h a s awarded IMODCO of Los Angeles, a pioneer offshore marine terminal builder, a contract in excess of $14 million for the engineering, construction, and installation of two Single Point Mooring systems.

To be used for exporting crude oil and delivering bunker fuels, the terminals will be installed in 88y2 feet of water approximately 9.3 miles north of Zirku Island for operation in the upper Zakum Field Development Project. This new field is one of the biggest oil development projects in the Middle East.

Each terminal will be capable of mooring tankers ranging from 30,000 to 350,000 dwt. The units will measure 41 feet by 14 feet, and consist of three 20-inch pipe runs — two for crude oil, one for bunker fuel — as well as a threegrade Multiple Product Distribution Unit. The MPDUs will incorporate electrical slip ring assemblies for transmitting data signals and valve actuation commands. Completion and installation of the two terminals is scheduled for May 1981.

IMODCO is a unit of AMCA International Corporation, a diversified group of heavy industrial, engineering, manufacturing, and construction companies whose p r o d u c t s and services are sold worldwide.

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