McDermott Starts Jackets Delivery for North Field Expansion

The first two jackets required for North Field Expansion (NFE) project have been completed, Qatar Petroleum said on Wednesday.

The NFE project’s engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the eight jackets was awarded to McDermott in April 2019. McDermott was also awarded the front end engineering and design contract for the associated topsides and pipelines in May 2019.

The project should boost the State of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity from 77 million tons per annum (Mtpa) to 110 Mtpa by 2024.

Qatargas is entrusted with executing this project on behalf of Qatar Petroleum.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the minister of State for Energy Affairs, the president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, and chairman of the Qatargas board of directors, said: “The successful, on-schedule completion of the first two jackets is a testament to our commitment to putting the various NFE project components in place, on time, and with the highest safety and quality standards.

“I would like to congratulate Qatargas and McDermott on this milestone achievement and to thank their collaboration with Qatar Petroleum in building these jackets in such a short time.”

A ceremony was held to mark this milestone in Batam, Indonesia.