J. Ray McDermott wins $190 million Qatari gas platform contract
US-based J. Ray McDermott has been awarded a $190 million contract with Dolphin Energy (DEL) for the turnkey Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of two integrated drilling and production platform complexes at Qatar's North Dome field development project.
The entire Dolphin project, which will supply up to 3.2 billion cubic feet per day of gas from Qatar's North Field to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is valued at approximately $3.5 billion.
The complexes, DP1 and DP2, each consist of a drilling and production platform, bridges and flare tripod, and will be located approximately 71 kilometers and 87 kilometers from Ras Laffan, in 55 meters and 44 meters of water respectively. DP1 and DP2 will weigh over 5,500 tons each, with the total weight of facilities totaling over 14,000 tons.
Detailed engineering is already underway at J. Ray McDermott's US engineering offices in Houston, Texas, and the project management team will coordinate the turnkey services from J. Ray McDermott Middle East headquarters in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Construction work is set to commence at J. Ray's Jebel Ali yard in May 2004 and following the facility's pre-commissioning, commissioning and offshore installation, the company will assist the client with the facility's start-up. — (menareport.com)
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