McDermott International has been awarded a substantial contract from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) services in the Safaniya and Zuluf fields offshore Saudi Arabia, Energy-pedia reported.

The brownfield project is part of a wider program to replace aging facilities with electrified platforms to enhance the potential of the fields, Globe Newswire informed.

The contract includes the design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, testing, and pre-commissioning of nine slipover jackets and decks, subsea pipelines and cables, as well as the associated demolition of certain facilities in the Safaniya field. It also includes one single well observation platform in the Zuluf field.

In related news, McDermott was also recently awarded a contract to provide a fast-track EPCI solution for four jackets and three gas observation platforms for Saudi Aramco.

The Safaniya oil field, located approximately 201 km north of Dhahran in the Arabian Gulf, is currently the largest offshore oil field in the world. McDermott’s work in the Safaniya field dates back to 1964, with the installation of 62 platforms and a large number of associated flexibles, umbilicals, flow/trunk pipelines and power/composite cables.

Over the last six years, the company  installed Saudi Aramco’s largest platform of 6,600 tons and the world’s longest 230kV composite cable at approximately 46.7 km.