Danos today announced that it has safely completed a painting and coating project on the Shell-operated Olympus Tension Leg Platform (TLP) located in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of schedule and nearly $1 million under budget. The Louisiana-based paint crew worked 31,000 man-hours and painted nearly 50 completed square feet per person per day, which included suspended cleaning and painting activity on the platform’s underside.
“For nearly 50 years Danos has worked with Shell to help keep its offshore platforms, people and the environment safe,” said Mark Danos, vice president of project services for Danos. “This is a great example of how we are building on this legacy by bringing to the table the same focus on safe, efficient project delivery that helped us become a trusted contractor for Shell in the first place.”
Because of the challenging operating environment, cleaning, painting and coating is an important part of maintaining the safety and integrity of offshore platforms. For this campaign, Danos employees applied nearly 1,500 gallons of paint that is specially designed to protect all parts of the Olympus platform exposed to wind and water. Overall, the project involved painting more than the equivalent of 30 houses averaging 2,300 square feet in size.
Earlier this year, Shell Exploration & Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, awarded Danos the contract for painting and coating work on its Olympus production hub. Danos has previous experience providing coatings services for Shell at its Cognac, South Timbalier-300, West Delta 143, Olympus, Mars and Brutus facilities. Since its first project in 2012, Danos’ coatings teams working on Shell projects have grown from a six-person crew to more than 36 personnel at locations across the Gulf of Mexico.