McDermott wins Saudi Aramco contract

offshoreoilrigThe contract includes the full range of EPCI services. (Image source: J Stephen Conn/Flickr)McDermott International has been awarded a major contract from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Safaniya onshore and offshore field

The contract, awarded under the existing long-term agreement with Saudi Aramco, includes the full range of EPCI services including design, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of nine slipover jackets, 10 production deck modules, an electrical distribution platform and associated cables and pipelines. The combined weight of the structures will exceed 22,000 short tons (20,000 metric tons), with the pipelines totalling more than 26 km and the cables totalling around 22 km.

“McDermott continues to receive contracts under the long-term agreement for Saudi Aramco’s most considerable projects. This award is a continuation of our long-standing relationship and successful track record with Saudi Aramco,” said Linh Austin, McDermott vice president, Middle East and Caspian. “We plan to execute much of the project from our Al Khobar office and Dammam fabrication facility, increasing our local content in country, in support of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) programme.”

McDermott has committed to a nine initiative plan to increase its contribution to the country’s localisation efforts and aid Saudi Aramco in meeting its 2021 objectives.

Located approximately 201 km north of Dhahran in the Gulf, the Safaniya oil field is currently the largest offshore oil field in the world, by production. This brownfield project is the next phase of a wider campaign to replace ageing facilities with electrified platforms to maintain and enhance the field’s production.

Work on the contract is expected to begin immediately. 


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