Argentina-based YPF SA has let a contract to McDermott International Inc. for pre-frontend engineering design services for a 5 million-tonne/year LNG liquefaction facility—with a potential expansion to 10 million tpy—at Vaca Muerta shale field in Argentina.
The scope of work is a continuation of a previous conceptual study developed for the YPF LNG export facility in Argentina under a contract in 2018. McDermott’s London office will provide engineering services while the Houston office will perform project management and estimation services.
The project will promote the development of the Vaca Muerta shale field in Argentina’s Neuquen region, the company said.
McDermott noted that the contract was valued at $1-50 million.