McDermott has been awarded a contract from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Safaniya onshore and offshore field.
The contract includes the full suite of EPCI services including design, fabrication, installation, and pre-commissioning of 9 slipover jackets, 10 production deck modules, an electrical distribution platform and associated cables and pipelines.
The combined weight of the structures will exceed 20,000 metric tons, with the pipelines totaling over 26km and the cables totaling around 22km.
Located approximately 201km north of Dhahran in the Arabian Gulf, the Safaniya oil field is a brownfield project is the next phase of a wider campaign to replace aging facilities with electrified platforms to maintain and enhance the field’s production.
Work on the contract is expected to begin immediately and will be reflected in McDermott’s fourth quarter 2017 backlog.
McDermott plans to use its engineering and procurement teams in Dubai, Chennai and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Construction is expected to take place at McDermott’s facilities in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and Jebel Ali, Dubai. Vessels from McDermott’s global fleet are scheduled to perform the installation work.
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