Woodside Petroleum has let a contract to McDermott International for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning (EPCIC) services for the Scarborough project floating production unit (FPU) offshore Western Australia. The integrated scope also includes the design, fabrication, integration, transportation and installation of the hull and topsides.
The award follows completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the project.
The topside, which will be about 30,000 tonnes, will be fabricated by McDermott's joint venture fabrication yard, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan, in China. The project scope includes a battery energy storage system to reduce emissions.
Engineering will be leveraged from McDermott's Kuala Lumpur and Gurgaon offices, with McDermott's subsea team in Perth supporting transport, installation, hook up and commissioning activities.
The FPU processes natural gas, which includes gas separation, dehydration, and compression, as well as mono ethylene glycol regeneration and produced-water handling. Designed for a production capacity of up to 1.8 bcfd, the topside will be connected to the semi-submersible hull and pre-commissioned prior to transportation and installation in a water depth of 3,100 ft (950 m), some 248 miles (400 km) offshore Western Australia.
The FPU will be capable of being remotely operated and minimally staffed during normal production operations.