Diesel generators from Spanish manufacturer Himoinsa are to power the construction of four new offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
The platforms are located at over 120 metres wáter depth in the Ayatsil-Tekel field, around 120 km northwest of the Mexican city of Ciudad del Carmen.
Himoinsa’s 25kVA and 375kVA generators will be used by specialist engineering contractor The Nautic Group in skirt pile grouting each eight-legged platform. Nautic’s silo system will store and continuously supply grout at a pumping rate of up to 25 tonnes per hour.
Mexico’s December 2013 energy sector reform law has generated a surge in oil sector investment from prívate companies, and major projects are in the pipeline.
Himoinsa supplied over 150 diesel generator sets for oil extraction in Mexican fields in 2013, the company said. In recent months it has seen a surge in requests from companies operating on remote, isolated offshore platforms that are not grid-connected.
“The diesel generator rental market in this country is very volatile but we are taking part in important negotiations and will be involved in major projects for which we will be putting our faith in Himoinsa generator sets,” said Hiram Ojeda, general manager of Himoinsa’s Mexican partner, equipment rental firm Red-D-Arc.