McDermott to Develop Vaca Muerta Project

YPF Commissions Pre-FEED for LNG Facility

Engineering specialist McDermott has been awarded a contract to develop a liquefication facility project at Vaca Muerta LNG in Argentina.
The pre-front-end engineering design (Pre-FEED) services contract will lay the ground work for the construction of a 5 million tonne per annum facility at the Vaca Muerta Shale field in the Neuquen region of Argentina.
"The award of this pre-FEED project is a testimony of McDermott's technical expertise in LNG and our successful partnership with YPF over the years. Our experience as the EPC contractor for the Peru LNG facility in which YPF was involved – combined with McDermott's modularization capabilities – were key factors that made us uniquely qualified to win and execute this contract," said Mark Coscio, McDermott's senior vice president for North, Central and South America.
Headquartered in Texas, McDermott is one of the world's largest integrated onshore-offshore EPC companies following its US$6 billion merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.