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McDermott International wins new Middle East contracts

McDermott International been awarded a contract from Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Safaniya and Zuluf fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

The contract includes the design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, testing and pre-commissioning of nine slipover jackets and decks, subsea pipelines and cables, and the associated demolition of certain facilities, in the Safaniya field. It also includes a single well observation platform in the Zuluf field.

Linh Austin, McDermott’s vice president Middle East and Caspian, commented: “We believe we are uniquely positioned to achieve Saudi Aramco’s accelerated schedule based on our unparalleled experience providing integrated solutions within the region and in shallow water development and installation.”

McDermott was also awarded a contract to provide a fast-track EPCI solution for four jackets and three gas observation platforms for Saudi Aramco.

Work on the contract is expected to begin immediately and McDermott’s fleet is scheduled to perform the installation work.

Additionally, the company was also awarded an offshore pipelay contract in the Middle East by an unnamed company. The contract includes the engineering, procurement and installation of two oil pipelines offshore, with work commencing immediately and completion scheduled by the end of the second quarter in 2018.

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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