Aramco Awards Offshore Contract

McDermott to provide Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation Services

Energy major Saudi Aramco has awarded a development contract for construction in the Marjan and Zuluf fields, in offshore Saudi Arabia, to engineering specialist McDermott.

The engineering, procurement, construction and installation deal will cover the the full suite of services for the relocation of control rooms in Zuluf GOSP-4, Marjan GOSP 2 and 3.
“McDermott's extensive history with Saudi Aramco and our commitment to the continued growth of Saudi Arabia's energy sector is reflected in this award," said Linh Austin, McDermott's senior vice president, Middle East and North Africa.

McDermott classified the project as a “large contract” of between US$50 million and US$250 million.

Control Room Relocation

Alongside relocation of the breakbulk control room units, McDermott will also oversee logistics for the fabrication of new control rooms, boat landings and new jacket members, as well as the upgrade of all control systems as required.

“We have a long track record of executing similar upgrade projects and believe that by working closely with our clients we can offer industry leading solutions which are suited to this evolving market segment," a spokesman for McDermott said.

Headquartered in Texas, McDermott is one of the largest integrated onshore-offshore EPC companies in the world following its merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron. Operating in over 54 countries, McDermott's employs about 32,000 staff worldwide.

‘Major’ Breakbulk Hub

Earlier this year, McDermott signed a lease agreement with Saudi Aramco for the development of a fabrication facility that is expected to act as a key breakbulk hub for the country’s growing offshore projects portfolio
“We will establish a world class fabrication facility that enables us to better serve the needs of Saudi Aramco and other customers in Saudi Arabia and across the region,” Austin said.

The proposed site will provide offshore platform construction and handling of associated breakbulk. It will be located within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia.