Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd. has awarded McDermott an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for the operator’s North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) Offshore Fuel Gas Pipeline and Subsea Cables Project (COMP1).
The contract includes installation of 118 miles (190 km) of 32-in. OD subsea pipeline, 11 miles of subsea composite cable, 116 miles of fiber optic cable, and 6 miles of onshore pipeline. The project will be managed and engineered entirely from McDermott’s Doha office with fabrication taking place at McDermott’s Qatar Fabrication Co. joint venture with Nakilat.
COMP1 is part of the NFPS offshore compression project involving installation of seven new compression complexes to sustain natural gas supply to Qatar’s LNG plants. Qatar plans to expand its LNG production to 126 million tonnes/year (tpy) by 2027 from 77 million tpy currently.
McDermott last year won the North Field expansion project contract, currently under execution (OGJ Online, Jan. 3, 2022).
The Qatargas award follows one last week from Sarawak Shell Berhad for offshore transportation, heavy lift, and pipelay at its F22, F27, and Selasih fields offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia. McDermott will perform transportation and installation services for two pipeline segments and one section of flexible pipelay. McDermott will also provide pre-commissioning works on all infield pipelines and structural installation of three jackets and topsides.
Offshore installation will be performed by McDermott’s DLV2000 heavy lift and pipelay vessel.