St. Mary Parish shipyard announces contract for Shell deep water platform

Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 12:20:07-04

A St. Mary Parish shipyard has announced a contract for Shell Exploration and Production Company.

Danos will provide coatings for Shell’s deep-water Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Samantha Magee
Media Relations Coordinator for Danos. The coatings project is expected to last six months.

"Danos has a history of high performance with Shell that goes back nearly 50 years," said owner Mark Danos. "We believe
our relationship with Shell and our shared commitment to safe, competitive delivery resulted in this contract, and we look
forward to continuing to partner with Shell."

This is not Danos’ first experience with the Appomattox project. Danos fabricated three boarding valve skids and one service line skid out of its Amelia facility for Appomattox, which required support from the company’s project management, fabrication, coatings and automation service lines, stated Magee.

Located in the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the Appomattox platform is one of Shell’s new deepwater investments in the Gulf and is set to begin production before the end of the decade.