On 3 January, QatarEnergy announced the award of an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract to US contractor McDermott as part of its North Field Expansion project. The NFE will boost Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77mn t/y to 126mn t/y MEES, 24 September 2021) through two phases, North Field East (NFE) and North Field South (NFS).

QatarEnergy says the “scope for the awarded contract includes 13 normally unmanned wellhead platforms topsides (eight for NFE and five for NFS), in addition to various connecting pipelines and the shore approaches for the NFE pipelines, beach valve stations and buildings. The jackets and the pipelines for the NFS Project will be subject to a separate tender which is expected to be awarded in the first half of 2022.” (CONTINUED - 125 WORDS)