McDermott Signs Hasbah PDM Deal

Aramco Awards EPCI contract

Engineering specialist McDermott International has secured a contract for the development of a major production deck module in the Hasbah and Karan gas fields in Saudi Arabia.
The engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract was awarded by state-owned energy firm Saudi Aramco and will involve extensive breakbulk transport over the construction period, from the second quarter of 2020 onward.
"This award is confirmation that the McDermott execution model we call the One McDermott Way gives clients confidence that we consistently deliver quality," said Linh Austin, senior vice president, Middle East and North Africa.

Production Deck Modules
Scope of work for the project will include construction of wellhead production deck modules for four wells, six kilometers of 16-inch corrosion resistant alloy cladded flowline, 6.5 kilometers of subsea umbilical cable, offshore tie-ins to existing facilities and electrical modifications to existing production deck modules.
Engineering of the project will be performed in Saudi Arabia and fabrication will take place at McDermott's Jebel Ali yard in the United Arab Emirates. The contract award will be reflected in McDermott's third quarter 2019 backlog, a spokesperson for McDermott said.

The contract will also include hook-up and modification works in Saudi Arabia's Karan fields located offshore in the Arabian Gulf
McDermott described the contract was valued up to US$250 million.

Breakbulk Development

This latest project is expected to build on McDermott’s existing presence in the country where it is already working with Saudi Aramco on construction of a key breakbulk hub at the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries in Ras Al-Khair.

Once complete the complex will feature a major new fabrication facility for heavy equipment, described by Ahmad al-Saadi, senior vice-president at Saudi Aramco, as a major “hub for not only the kingdom, but for the GCC region."

Once complete the new fabrication facility will cover an area of about 1.15 million square meters and complement the King Salman Energy Park, under development as part of the country’s Saudi Vision 2030 policy.