QatarEnergy announced that it has a awarded major Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) contract to McDermott Middle East Inc for the offshore scope of its North Field Expansion Project.

According to the statement, “the expansion project will increase the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (MTPA) to 126 MTPA, through the North Field East (NFE) and North Field South (NFS) expansion projects, with first LNG expected in 2025.”

Under the terms of the contract, McDermott will be responsible for 13 normally unmanned wellhead platforms topsides (eight for NFE and five for NFS), in addition to different connecting pipelines and the shore approaches for the NFE pipelines, beach valve facilities, and structures.

Regarding the related works for the jackets and the pipelines for the NFS Project, in the first half of 2022 it will be offered through another tender expected to be awarded.

Commenting on the occasion, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President & CEO of QatarEnergy said, “the award of this major EPCI contract is a momentous milestone that demonstrates QatarEnergy’s commitment to delivering our LNG expansion projects on time and to ensure the significant additional global LNG demand is catered for in a timely manner.”