Petroleum company Saudi Aramco has awarded two projects in the Karan, Safaniya and Zuluf fields of the Arabian Gulf to subsidiaries of engineering and construction firm McDermott International.
As part of the first project, Karan-45, McDermott subsidiaries will carry out fabrication of a new wellhead platform, auxiliary platform, jacket and link bridge.
This project, scheduled for completion in 2014, will also see the subsea installation of a 20-inch flowline and a 15kV composite power and fibre-optic cable.
McDermott's engineering office in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, will provide project management, engineering and procurement services, while its Jebel Ali facility in the United Arab Emirates will carry out fabrication work.
Steve Johnson, McDermott Board chairman, president and chief executive officer, said the company is nearing completion of the 39 structures originally awarded under the Karan contract in March 2009.
"By using consistent methodology and personnel across both projects, McDermott strives to provide an optimum solution to Saudi Aramco, through which the Karan-45 project can be delivered safely and on time," Johnson added.
The second project, issued under the existing long-term agreement, includes the procurement of flexible flowlines and the fabrication, transportation and installation of pipelines and subsea tie-ins.
Procurement and fabrication will be carried out at the company's Jebel Ali facility and installation, using vessels from McDermott's fleet, is scheduled for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Image: Headquarters and office buildings of Saudi Aramco in Dhahran city, Saudi Arabia. Photo courtesy of: Eagleamn.