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US-based engineering and construction company McDermott International‘s Indonesian subsidiary has won a contract to build offshore platforms and an infield flowline for the Kepodang gas field in Indonesia.

The contract was awarded by PC Muriah, which is an affiliate of PETRONAS Carigali.

The Kepodang gas field is located about 180km north-east of Semarang, Central Java, in water depths of up to 70m.

Under this contract, Mcdermott will procure, build, install and commission a 5,802t central processing platform and a 1,298t wellhead platform.

The company will also construct a 2.7km long, 10in diameter infield flowline, as well as install remote control facilities at the onshore receiving facilities.

"The Kepodang gas field is located about 180km north-east of Semarang, Central Java, in water depths of up to 70m."

McDermott Asia Pacific’s senior vice president and general manager Scott Cummins said that the company is happy to undertake the competitively tendered project for Petronas in Indonesia.

"Winning this project is not only a strong testament of our capabilities; it also shows the client’s confidence in our ability to deliver the best value," Cummins added.

McDermott has already started working on the procurement engineering and is planning for the fabrication of the facilities at its Batam yard in Indonesia. The company will use different vessels from its fleet to transport and install the facilities.

McDermott is expecting to complete the project work, including hookup and commissioning in the final quarter of 2014.

On January 14 2013, the company announced that one of its affiliates has received a $230m turnkey contract from PEMEX Exploration and Production for the PB-Litoral-A production platform, in the Litoral de Tabasco and Tsimin-Xux fields, Mexico.

The scope of the contract includes front-end engineering design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out, sea fastening, transport, installation, hook-up and commissioning.


Image: McDermott International to build offshore platforms and infield flowline. Photo courtesy of Chad Teer from Coquitlam, Canada.

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