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McDermott awarded $3bn Marjan contract by Saudi Aramco

Houston-headquartered offshore services giant McDermott International has been awarded a contract worth over $3bn for Package 1 of Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Increment Development Mega-Project.

McDermott will provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the gas-oil separation plant (GOSP), leading a consortium with China Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC).

The award is the single largest EPCI offshore contract awarded by Saudi Aramco. The Package 1 GOSP platform is located offshore in the eastern flank of the Arabian Gulf, and is at the core of the development of the Marjan development project which will increase production from 500,000 to 800,000 barrels of oil per day.

Linh Austin, senior VP Middle East and North Africa at McDermott, commented: “This award signifies Aramco’s confidence in McDermott’s project management expertise and ability to meet the interface, logistics and coordination challenges that an EPCI project of this vast scale represents.”

The engineering phase of the project is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2019, while fabrication is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2020. Completion of the entire project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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