Saudi Aramco contracts McDermott for subsea cable installation

Offshore staff

HOUSTON — McDermott International reports that one of its subsidiaries has won a contract to provide the electrical power supply system for Saudi Aramco at the Abu Ali and Khursaniyah fields in the Arabian Gulf.

The project includes the procurement, construction, and installation of two 20-km (12-mi) 230 kV subsea circuits routed offshore to connect land based facilities. The cables weigh about 95 kg/m.

Project completion, including hookup and commissioning, is expected in 3Q 2015.

David Dickson, president and CEO of McDermott, said: “The subsea cables for this project are some of the largest ever transported and installed in the Arabian Gulf.”


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