Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott announced Monday that it has been awarded a mega offshore contract from QatarEnergy.
As part of this award, McDermott will be responsible for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) delivery for the delivery of the North Field offshore pipeline and submarine cable projects. East (NFE) and North Field East (NFE).
There is an option included to also award the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Topsides to McDermott.
McDermott’s scope of contract includes the fabrication and installation of eight wellheads (WHTs) for NFE and five additional WHTs for NFS. The substantial reach of the submarine pipeline includes over 300 miles (500 kilometers) of pipelines, and in addition, McDermott will install over 140 miles (225 kilometers) of 33 kV submarine cables and associated works. For the first time, four of these WHTs, along with the entire subsea infrastructure, will be manufactured in QFAB. The rest of the manufacturing will be done in collaboration with the McDermott plant in Batam, Indonesia.
The company said the contract with QatarEnergy was one of the largest individual contracts awarded to McDermott in its company’s history. He did not provide financial details.
The project will be managed and designed from McDermott’s office in Doha and significant manufacturing will take place at QFAB, the manufacturing site of the McDermott-Nakilat joint venture in Qatar.
“We are very happy to be awarded this strategic project by QatarEnergy. strong in-house engineering, supply chain management, and the use of our proven manufacturing facilities and marine pipelay assets, all using our GeminiXD digital project delivery tools to the cutting edge of the industry, ”said Samik mukherjee, executive vice president and chief operating officer of McDermott.
“As part of the NFE LNG complex, offshore installations are an essential contributor to the energy transition objectives of COP-26. In line with McDermott’s global sustainability commitments, we will continue to use our digital carbon footprint tool, ArborXD, to proactively monitor and manage GHG emissions during the project. The structures delivered from our site in Batam will be the first to be manufactured there following our recent commitment to import low carbon or renewable energy into the facility.
The development of NFE will provide feed gas to the four new LNG trains currently under construction and, together with the NFS infrastructure, which will provide feed gas for the two additional future LNG trains, will enable an increase in production. Qatar’s total LNG from 77 million tonnes per year (MTPA) to 126 MTPA.