J Ray wins major Karan project contract
Dubai, March 11, 2009
J Ray McDermott, SA, a subsidiary of McDermott International, has been awarded the Karan Offshore Platforms and Subsea Pipelines project by Saudi Aramco.
The project involves work in Saudi Arabia itself and outside the kingdom. Once completed, the facility will have a production capacity of 1,800 MMSCFD of raw sour Khuff gas, said a statement.
The value of the contract has not been revealed.
“J. Ray McDermott has been a consistent contractor for Saudi Aramco over the last 40 years,” said Stewart Mitchell, vice president and general manager for J. Ray’s Middle East and India operation. “Our first successful collaboration was in 1972, in the Safaniya Field, and most recently with the Long Term Agreement and Maintain Potential projects. We believe that our familiarity with Saudi Aramco’s standards has enabled us to maintain our high ranking in their technical evaluations and our ability to win repeat business is the reward for consistently delivering excellence on Saudi Aramco projects.
“This most recent award is a significant project, comprising four wellhead complexes each of which has a wellhead platform topside with gas, chemical injection, and controls facilities as well as a bridge connected auxiliary platform, associated flare bridges and stacks. The four wellhead complexes are clustered around a tie-in platform with similar facilities. The project also includes intrafield pipelines as well as 110 km trunkline to the shore and all subsea power distribution cables,” said Ed Gedeon, J Ray McDermott’s vice president for Middle East projects.
J. Ray’s Middle East will undertake the turnkey aspects of the project from its headquarters in Jebel Ali.
The fabrication scope amounts to topsides and jackets weighing a total of 27,000 tonnes and will utilize J Ray’s new cladding facility in Jebel Ali, which, with its state-of-the-art computerised vertical and horizontal cladding systems, is capable of welding high integrity corrosion resistant alloys. J. Ray will also perform all of the offshore installation work. –TradeArabia News Service