Petrofac Awards MCS North Sea Riser Design and Delivery Contract

MCS has been awarded one of its largest riser design and delivery contracts in the North Sea.

The global subsea engineering company has won a contract worth over half a million pounds with Petrofac Energy Development to design and deliver the complete riser system for the Don Southwest and West Don development in the Northern North Sea.

In the last two years, MCS has focused on an innovative approach to riser delivery management which uses expert multi-discipline teams to deliver hardware for riser and flowline projects in the oil and gas subsea sector.

The Aberdeen office of MCS will manage the delivery of 7 flexible risers, umbilicals and associated ancillary equipment including the diverless bend stiffener connection systems. MCS will also carry out the detailed design of the complete riser system which connects to the Northern Producer FPF to the seabed via a 200 Te MWA.

"The award of this contract underlines MCS' ability to undertake large subsea engineering projects," says Tim O'Sullivan, managing director of MCS in Aberdeen. "Since expanding our services in the last two years, we have successfully demonstrated that we are much more than a riser company.

"In the current climate, operators have an increasing need to safely develop oil and gas assets in a more efficient and effective manner. With MCS managing the delivery of the riser or flowline system on behalf of the client including all of the associated interfaces required from design and engineering through to final inspection and testing of the flexible structure itself, we are able to improve delivery time, reduce costs and uncertainty and ensure delivery of a safe, reliable system for offshore developments."