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Qatari national oil and gas company QatarEnergy has announced that it has awarded McDermott a major engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the offshore scope of its northern field extension project.
The expansion project will increase Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 million tonnes per year (MTPA) to 126 MTPA, through the North Field East (NFE) and North Field South expansion projects (NFS), with the first LNG expected in 2025, QatarEnergy said.
The scope of the awarded contract includes 13 normally unmanned wellhead platforms (eight for NFE and five for NFS), in addition to various connecting pipelines and onshore approaches for NFE pipelines, beach valve stations and buildings.
The envelopes and pipelines for the NFS project will be the subject of a separate tender to be awarded in the first half of 2022.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy, said: “The award of this major EPCI contract is an important milestone that demonstrates QatarEnergy’s commitment to deliver our expansion projects of LNG on time and to secure the additional significant volume of global LNG. the request is met on time.
“This contract also strengthens our excellent relationship with McDermott. We are confident that the effective collaboration between QatarEnergy, Qatargas and McDermott will result in the safe and successful delivery of the project according to plan.
Al-Kaabi added, “I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, CEO of Qatargas, and the teams of Qatargas and QatarEnergy for their important efforts and contributions which resulted in the implementation. successful and on time for this contract.
Qatargas is executing this mega project on behalf of QatarEnergy.