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McDermott Wins “Large” Contract at Hout

Rob Almeida
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May 4, 2015

McDermott’s DB30 crane barge, file image via McDermott

McDermott International announced today that it has received a “large” contract amendment from Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) to lead the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a new platform in the Hout field, located 26 miles east of Al-Khafji. The scope of work also includes the EPCI for two bridges with a total weight of approximately 3,300 tons as well as significant modifications at the existing complex.

KJO is joint venture between Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC) and Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Gulf Operations Company (AGOC) that conducts exploration and production activities in the divided zone between Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Work on the brownfield project is expected to be executed through the second quarter of 2017 and is included in McDermott’s first quarter 2015 backlog.

Tthe initial scope of McDermott’s work at the Hout project, awarded in March 2012, called for the EPCI of structures including a tripod jacket, deck and flare tower and some 26 miles of 24-inch subsea pipeline. Additionally, McDermott was to carry out modifications to a number of existing platforms in the Hout field through its dedicated brownfield division in Jebel Ali.

McDermott says the structures will be fabricated at their Dubai-based fabrication facility.


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