McDermott International Inc. (NYSE: MDR) has been awarded a large brownfield contract by RasGas Co. Ltd. for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of a flow assurance and looping project consisting of 74 miles of 6- and 8-in. pipeline and topside modifications, offshore Qatar. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of the third quarter of 2017.
McDermott and RasGas have worked together for two decades, with McDermott having fabricated and installed numerous RasGas facilities offshore Qatar. Currently, the companies have an engineering service agreement (ESA) under which McDermott has executed several concept studies and front-end engineering design (FEED) projects. Additionally, the McDermott team is assisting with the upgrade and replacement of three helidecks.
Engineering, procurement, and fabrication is expected to be performed by McDermott’s teams based in Dubai, UAE. Vessels from the McDermott global fleet are expected to undertake the installation work.