McDermott to build offshore Gulf platform
The platform will be built 26 miles east of Al-Khafji, which is the divided zone between Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
McDermott International, a US-based EPC contractor specialising in offshore oil & gas work, has announced that it has received a large contract amendment from Al Khafji Joint Operations to build a new platform in the Hout oil field.
The field is based 26 miles east of Al-Khafji, which is the divided zone between Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The work includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for one new platform and two bridges with a total weight of approximately 3,300 tons, including significant modifications at the existing complex.
The company said the amendment is an addition to an initial deal for KJO’s Hout project awarded in March 2012. The original scope was for an EPCI project for structures including a tripod jacket, deck and flare tower and some 26 miles of a 24-inch subsea pipeline. McDermott was also asked to carry out modifications to a number of existing platforms in the field through a dedicated brownfield division based in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Work on the project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017.
Tom Mackie, McDermott’s Middle East vice president, said: ““We have always strived to deliver the best production solution to KJO and today’s award demonstrates continued confidence in McDermott’s capabilities.
The platform will be built at the company's Dubai-based fabrication facility.