QatarEnergy has let an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the offshore scope of its North Field expansion project to McDermott Middle East Inc.
The expansion project will increase the State of Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126 million tonnes/year (tpy) from 77 million tpy, through the North Field East (NFE) and North Field South (NFS) expansion projects, with first LNG expected in 2025.
The scope for the awarded contract includes 13 normally unmanned wellhead platforms topsides (eight for NFE and five for NFS), in addition to various connecting pipelines and the shore approaches for the NFE pipelines, beach valve stations and buildings. The jackets and the pipelines for the NFS project will be subject to a separate tender which is expected to be awarded in first-half 2022.
A contract value was not disclosed.