Qatar Petroleum announced the completed fabrication of the first two jackets required for offshore facilities for its North Field Expansion (NFE) Project.

Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President/CEO of Qatar Petroleum HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi said the successful, on-schedule completion of the first two jackets is testament to their commitment to put the various NFE project components in place, on time, and with the highest safety and quality standards. Al Kaabi is also the chair of the Qatargas Board of Directors.

A ceremony was held to mark the significant milestone in Batam, Indonesia, in the presence of executives from Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas and McDermott.

The NFE project’s engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the jackets was awarded to McDermott in April this year. McDermott was also awarded the Front End Engineering and Design contract for the associated topsides and pipelines in May.

As the world’s premier LNG company, Qatargas has a well-proven track record of delivering major projects, and in operating various onshore and offshore facilities in the North Field, with world-class reliability and operational excellence.