McDermott Gets Qatar Contract
US engineering firm McDermott has won a ‘large’ contract from Qatargas for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (Epci) for expansion of the North Field offshore facilities, it said April 12.
The contract for new facilities includes the full suite of Epci services for eight new offshore jackets. McDermott said it plans to use its project management and engineering teams in Doha, Qatar, with fabrication primarily taking place at facilities in Batam, Indonesia. Vessels Derrick Barge 50 and Derrick Barge 27 from its global fleet are scheduled to undertake the installation and completions work.
The work is expected to begin immediately and will be booked into McDermott's second quarter 2019 backlog, it said. McDermott defines a large contract as between $50mn and $250mn.
Qatar recently awarded a number of contracts related to LNG expansion project designed to enhance LNG production capacity from 77 million metric tons/year to 110mn mt/yr by 2024.