Leading subsea and deepwater construction company, McDermott has won Qatar’s Subsea Pipelines and Cables Project contract. The EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction, and installation) contract from Qatargas Operating Company Limited‘s value is between $750 million and $1.5 billion. Its offshore facilities will potentially become an essential contributor toward the COP-26 energy transition goals.
Extensively, the project is known as COMP1; the North Field Production Sustainability (NFPS) Offshore Fuel Gas Pipeline and Subsea Cables project. Furthermore, the development forms part of the North Field South (NFS) and North FIeld East (NFE) expansion projects.
In a nutshell, it will feature the installation of 17 kilometers of subsea composite cables. Alongside, 190 kilometers of 32-inch diameter subsea pipelines. Moreover, Qatar’s Subsea Pipelines and Cables Project will also include 10 kilometers of onshore pipelines as well as 186 kilometers of fiber optic cables. Additionally, McDermott will provide all pre-commissioning works for every infield structural and pipelines installation.
Qatar’s Subsea Pipelines and Cables Project Goals
While commenting on the project, McDermott Senior Vice President, Offshore Middle East noted that it aims to deliver a strategically significant energy infrastructure development. Furthermore, Mike Sutherland, said it’ll greatly contribute to Qatar’s overall LNG production target from 77 to 126 million tons per annum (MTPA).
Qatar’s Subsea Pipelines and Cables Project’s management and engineering will be from McDermott’s Doha office. Meanwhile, fabrication works will take place at the McDermott-Nakilat joint-venture fabrication yard in Qatar, QFAB. The company’s DLV2000 heavy lift and pipelay vessel will carry out the development’s offshore installation.
As a whole. the project aligns with McDermott’s emission reduction targets. By 2030, the US company aims to reach a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Moreover, McDermott, targets to achieve a 35% reduction in scope 3 GHG emissions, by the same year.