QatarEnergy has awarded a mega offshore contract to McDermott International to conduct engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) for the North Field East (NFE) Topsides and the North Field East (NFE) Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects, with the possibility to also award the North Field South (NFS) Offshore Topsides, McDermott said in a statement.

According to the contract, McDermott will provide the fabrication and installation of eight wellhead topsides (WHT) for NFE and a further five WHT for NFS. The important subsea pipeline scope includes over 300 miles (500 kilometers) of pipelines. McDermott will also install over 140 miles (225 kilometers) of 33kV subsea cables and associated works.

In this regard, Samik Mukherjee, McDermott’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are very pleased to be awarded this strategic project by QatarEnergy—it’s a perfect example of McDermott’s Offshore shallow water strategy using our FEED (front-end design) expertise to develop an optimized design one, build many concept for offshore structures followed through with strong in-house engineering, supply chain management and utilization of our proven fabrication facilities and marine pipelay assets, all using our industry leading GeminiXD digital project delivery tools.”