Matrix supplies subsea installation buoyancy to Gorgon project

9/19/2013

Matrix supplies subsea installation buoyancy to Gorgon project

PERTH -- Matrix Composites & Engineering has entered into an agreement with Subsea 7 for the supply of subsea installation buoyancy for their heavy lift tie-in package on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in western Australia.

Matrix will supply subsea installation buoyancy ranging from 0.5 t to 10 t to the Gorgon project.  The buoyancy will be used to facilitate tie-in operations in water depths of up to 4,429 ft.

Matrix’s subsea installation buoyancy will be manufactured in-house at its new 20,000-sq-m composites syntactic foam plant in Henderson, Western Australia (WA). The associated tooling and through members will be manufactured at Matrix Offshore Services & Engineering (MOSE), the group’s specialist equipment services and heavy engineering division in Malaga, WA. Under the agreement, 35 people will be directly involved in manufacturing the complete product, with an additional 190 shop floor staff involved with specific parts of the manufacturing process.

Matrix has, and continues to, supply a number of Australian based oil and gas projects with a range of subsea buoyancy products, composite drilling and completions centralisers, and cryogenic insulation for LNG plants.

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