Jumbo Awarded Installation Contract in the Gulf of Mexico – Heavy Lift News
9 May 2018

Jumbo Awarded Installation Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

9 May 2018

Jumbo has been awarded the installation contract for the Shell deep-water Vito development in the US Gulf of Mexico.

The Vito development is located in the Mississippi Canyon, approximately 150 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in water depth of more than 4,000 feet.

Jumbo’s installation contract involves the initial pre-lay of the mooring system as well as the subsequent tow and hook-up of the FPS.

Roddy Lafontaine, VP Offshore for Jumbo says: “The Jumbo Offshore team is very grateful to Shell for this opportunity. It is the first time Jumbo and Shell will work directly together in US deep-water Gulf of Mexico and we are 100 percent committed to the successful completion of this project. Our engineers are already working on the detailed plans so as always we can perform a reliable, smart and efficient execution.’’

For enquiries please contact Jumbo Corporate Communications: media@jumbomaritime.nl


Jumbo is a privately owned company that has become a global enterprise with two main divisions, Shipping and Offshore. For 50 years Jumbo has been providing innovative, safe, reliable and efficient heavy lift transportation solutions for a wide range of industries worldwide. 

Jumbo operates a versatile fleet of state of the art heavy lift vessels with lifting capacities ranging from 650 to 3,000 tonnes. Services range from transporting large and heavy pieces of equipment requiring maximum lifting capacity and outreach, to smaller, lighter cargoes and to calling at small, underdeveloped and shallow water ports. Jumbo’s offshore installation vessels are operated worldwide in both the Oil & Gas and Renewables industry.


With their track record and technical expertise, Jumbo’s offshore division have built a solid reputation as a reliable and efficient provider of cost effective transport and offshore installation solutions. Market leading costs and efficiency in executing all offshore works on a lump sum basis, has enabled their customers to realise marginal offshore developments.

Offshore Heavy Lifting
In relative shallow water environments, Jumbo are experts in the installation of fixed facilities such as piled foundations, templates, conductors, jackets and topsides. This also includes wind turbine foundations.

Subsea Lifting Operations
In more challenging deep water and ultra deep water, Jumbo excels in subsea lifting of large and complex structures and foundations. This also includes the provision of complete FPSO Mooring System installations.

New LNG Powered Vessel
The decision to build a new LNG Powered Heavy Lift Crane Vessel positions Jumbo ideally to provide complete transport and installation solutions for the new economic era of the global offshore energy industry.

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