Shell Offshore Inc. has contracted with LoneStar Marine Shelters of Galveston, Texas to fabricate the 607 ton, 76 bed auxiliary Living Quarters for their Shell Mars "A" expansion.
The Mars "A" TLP, located in Mississippi Canyon Block 807, within the Gulf of Mexico, is being expanded to provide additional living and office space for their offshore personnel. The new USCG certified, single lift, three level structure measures in at 72' L x 40' W x 45' H.
Unlike traditional Living Quarters, this structure is engineered around four ultra-heavy plate girders designed to support a temporary 230 ton offshore crane, which will be bolted on to the roof of the building upon integration with the platform.
This unique design feature provides the Shell platform with exceptional operating capabilities, as this is one of the largest cranes ever installed on an offshore building structure. EDG Consulting Engineers Inc., of Metaire, LA designed the complex to meet Shell's stringent operational and safety standards.