McDermott bags Qatari LNG expansion gig

A unit of Houston-based McDermott has won a major contract from QatarEnergy for the offshore part of the giant Qatari LNG expansion project.

QatarEnergy, represented by its unit Qatargas, awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the North Field expansion project to McDermott Middle East.

The scope for the awarded contract includes 13 normally unmanned wellhead platforms topsides (eight for NFE and five for NFS), in addition to various connecting pipelines and the shore approaches for the NFE pipelines, beach valve stations and buildings, according to a QatarEnergy statement.

Also, the jackets and the pipelines for the NFS project would be subject to a separate tender which QatarEnergy expects to award in the first half of 2022.

QatarEnergy did not reveal the price tag of the deal.

This new deal adds to several contracts QatarEnergy has awarded since it announced a final investment decision on its $28.75 billion North Field East project last year.

Under the project, QatarEnergy will build four mega trains with a capacity of 8 million tonnes per year in the Ras Laffan complex.

This first phase of the expansion project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 to 110 mtpa while the second phase will further boost capacity to total 126 mtpa.

QatarEnergy expects first LNG from the expansion projects in 2025.

The company’s unit Qatargas already operates in total fourteen LNG trains at Ras Laffan.

“The award of this major EPCI contract is a momentous milestone that demonstrates QatarEnergy’s commitment to delivering our LNG expansion projects on time and to ensure the significant additional global LNG demand is catered for in a timely manner,” Qatar’s energy minister and chief executive of QatarEnergy, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, said.

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