J. Ray McDermott Awarded North Field Pipeline Work

McDermott International, Inc. stated that its subsidiary, J. Ray McDermott, S.A. ("J. Ray"), has been awarded a contract by Qatargas 3 and Qatargas 4 for the construction engineering, transportation and installation of two 38" diameter pipelines, totaling 130 kilometers in length, and two 22" diameter interconnecting pipelines, in Qatar's North Field. The pipelines will connect three wellhead platforms, WHP7, WHP8 and WHP9, with the onshore facilities at Ras Laffan Industrial City.

"Winning this project signifies our customer's confidence in our capabilities to handle major projects with successful results," said Bob Deason, Chief Executive Officer of J. Ray. "Construction work is already underway on the three associated wellhead topsides that were awarded to J. Ray in 2006. As such, J. Ray will offer the customer greater synergies for the pipeline project, based on our project team's experience with the topsides contract."

The project will be executed by J. Ray's Jebel Ali, UAE-based project team and utilize the region's marine equipment. The scope of work also involves laying a total of 138 kilometers of 38" diameter combined power and fiber-optic cables interconnecting the wellhead platforms with the onshore facilities, as well as two 0.5 kilometer 22" diameter intra-field pipelines. These intra-field pipelines are fabricated with corrosion resistant alloy material.

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