J. Ray McDermott awarded Aramco project offshore Saudi Arabia
J. Ray McDermott Middle East Inc., and McDermott Arabia Company Ltd., subsidiaries of J. Ray McDermott, S.A. have been awarded work by Saudi Aramco to provide fabrication and installation for Marjan, Zuluf, Safaniya oil field facilities.
“This is a significant contract award for us and we are pleased to have the opportunity to further expand our strong working relationship with Saudi Aramco which dates back to the 1960s,” said Hafez Aghili, President, J. Ray McDermott Middle East Inc. “We have already begun work on the project to ensure we meet our customer’s requirements.”
By combining the technical expertise of its onshore fabricators and offshore installation division, the company will capitalize on its vast experience in structural and pipeline engineering, fabrication and installation.
At its Jebel Ali yard in Dubai, J. Ray will undertake construction engineering, partial procurement and fabrication of five wellhead jackets (including piles and conductors) totaling over 6,100MT, five drill decks weighing 405MT, and three scrapper decks averaging 575MT each.
The work scope also includes offshore installation of 21km of subsea pipelines including one 24” and four 16” flow lines in waters 15-52m deep; tie-in spools; anode sled assemblies and associated cables; risers, and two 5Kv subsea power cables totaling more than 6km in length.
By the end of the first quarter of 2006, J. Ray plans to achieve the first project milestone by completing the installation of the first jacket in the Zuluf field. The final major milestones will be realized in October with the installation of the remaining structures, pipelines and cables. All installation work will be executed using J. Ray’s Gulf-based marine vessel, DB27.
“J. Ray has an established and successful track record in the Saudi Arabian offshore oil market. Our combined engineering, fabrication, and installation strengths provide our customers with a strong combination of in-house services that enable us to achieve project objectives to ensure that we deliver what we promise,” said Aghili.