McDermott wins its largest Middle East contract ever

McDermott has secured a contract by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia. 

The U.S. based company said that work on the contract was expected to be executed through the second quarter of 2018. The award follows the June 2015 signing of a second Long Term Agreement (LTA) between McDermott and Saudi Aramco for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) opportunities in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

While McDermott said on Thursday that the award represented the largest single award for McDermott’s Middle East area operations in company history, it did not provide any financial details.

“Winning this important award and signing the new LTA sends a clear signal that our increased engagement with key clients is generating concrete results,” said David Dickson, McDermott’s President and CEO. “Our detailed knowledge and understanding of Saudi Aramco’s objectives, as well as our proven excellence in the Kingdom and the region continue to set us apart. Delivering on strong project execution and integrating McDermott’s local knowledge are critical to future success as we execute these and other projects for Saudi Aramco.”

Tom Mackie, McDermott’s Vice President, Middle East, said, “As one of the original two contractors for Saudi Aramco’s first LTA in 2007, we understand Saudi Aramco’s offshore fields, standards and specifications – and the value that Saudi Aramco places in McDermott’s fully integrated EPCI solutions.”

During the execution of the projects under the fixed price contract, McDermott said it  planned to maximize in-Kingdom execution activities with a significant portion of the engineering and fabrication scope expected to be carried out by its engineering office in Al Khobar and fabrication facility in Dammam, respectively.

Additional services are expected to be provided by McDermott engineering teams in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Chennai, India. Procurement is expected to be managed by McDermott’s Global Procurement Office based in Dubai and vessels from the McDermott global fleet, including specialized shallow-water installation vessels, are scheduled to undertake offshore installation.

 

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