Qatar Petroleum (QP) has awarded the FEED (Front End Engineering Design) contract for the North Field Expansion Project’s offshore pipelines and topsides facilities to McDermott Middle East Inc. 

The scope of this FEED includes engineering design for eight unmanned wellhead platform topsides, four 38” trunk lines and four 28” intrafield lines. The contract is expected to take at least 12 months to complete.

Minister of State for Energy Affairs and QP President and CEO HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, said they pleased to have McDermott take part in this important effort. He said that the award comes on the heels of a series of announcements for other components of the project that are all important towards delivering a strategy for increasing Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 to 110 million tonnes per annum. He added that this goal is progressing well and working according to plan on all fronts.

Qatargas is entrusted with executing this mega-project on behalf of Qatar Petroleum. As the world’s premier LNG company, Qatargas has a well-proven track record of delivering such major projects and in operating various onshore and offshore facilities in the North Field with world class reliability and operational excellence.

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