J. Ray McDermott Eastern Hemisphere has been awarded further work offshore Qatar by the Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company.
Last month, Ras Laffan exercised the WH9 deck and pipeline option under the RasGas Expansion Project Contract, originally awarded to J. Ray McDermott three years ago. Work of this type is typically valued at over $70 million.
Under the WH9 option, J. Ray will handle the turnkey project management, design engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, hook-up and mechanical completion of a 2,200-ton wellhead deck, as well as the installation of a seven kilometer 28' intra field pipeline and 10 kilometer intra field subsea cable. The job is expected to take thirty-three months to complete.
The deck itself is scheduled for installation in the last quarter of 2006. Once in place, it will ultimately handle a production of 1,200 million standard cubic feet of produced fluids per dayfor supply to the onshore plant at Ras Laffan.
The WH9 facility will be similar to the three wellhead platforms already engineered, constructed and installed by J. Ray McDermott under the RasGas Expansion Project. The first platform, WH7, was successfully mechanically completed and handed over to the customer in January 2004 – including 94 kilometer offshore and five kilometer onshore 38' pipeline, which was installed from the platform to Ras Laffan onshore facilities.
The other two platforms, WH4 and WH5, are currently being fabricated at J. Ray's Jebel Ali yard, and are scheduled to be installed during 2005. In addition, the associated WH4 105 kilometer 38' pipeline from the platform to onshore facilities is currently scheduled for installation during the summer of 2004, ten months ahead of schedule. — (menareport.com)
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