Genesis has been awarded a pre-FEED contract from BHP for preliminary design of a semisubmersible FPU for the Trion development in the Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico on April 7.

BHP and partner Pemex have made three awards for this competitive pre-FEED phase which includes design of the topsides, hull, mooring and risers.

The team in Houston shall execute all pre-FEED work. The design effort is shared with subcontractor Exmar Offshore Co. who will supply their field proven opti-hull design as part of the scope. Genesis and other parts of the TechnipFMC offshore global teams will contribute with their delivery expertise.

This is a key project for both Pemex and BHP. The work continues Genesis’ relationship with BHP, from the ongoing Ruby project and will build on Genesis’ Mexican experience with the Hokchi development.

“We are very proud to be awarded this contract which recognizes our strong offshore capability and commitment to the Mexico market,” John Cambridge, managing director at Genesis, said.