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SA - McDermott Awarded Projects in the Arabian Gulf

July 20, 2012

Saudi Aramco awards two projects in the Arabian Gulf to McDermott International, Inc. These include the design and creation of a new wellhead and an auxiliary platform as well as installation of pipelines.

Entails the Installation of Platforms and Pipelines

A subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded two projects in the Arabian Gulf by Saudi Aramco. Specifically, the projects are in the Karan, Safaniya and Zuluf fields.

Project 1 called Karan-45 involves the design and creation of a new wellhead and an auxiliary platform, and jacket and link bridge with undersea installation of a flowline 20 inches thick and a composite power and fiber optic cable at 15kV.

The production of the said platform will be undertaken at McDermott’s Jebel Ali facility in the United Arab Emirates. The offshore part will be tasked to ships from the company’s global fleet.

The project and all its engineering and procurement needs will be managed from the company’s engineering office in Al-Khobar. Expected completion date is early 2014.

Project 2 involves the provision of flexible flowlines as well as crafting, shipping, and setting up of pipelines and subsea tie-ins. Like the other project, procurement and production of the project materials will be done from McDermott’s Jebel Ali office while installation will be conducted by the company’s ships.

Provided under the current Long-Term Agreement, the second project is foreseen to be finished before the second quarter of next year.

According to McDermott President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Johnson, the company’s experience in an ongoing like project in Karan which was awarded in March 2009 has provided McDermott with the necessary knowledge of the special traits and needs in the locale. “By using consistent methodology and personnel across both projects, McDermott strives to provide an optimum solution to Saudi Aramco through which the Karan-45 project can be delivered safely and on time,” he explains.

Copyrights: Article: Progress Multimedia, Inc.