McDermott Clinches Contract at Zakum Field

McDermott announced one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to upgrade and enhance a water injection system for Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. in the Zakum field. The contract value is expected to be approximately $350 million and is included in McDermott's second-quarter 2010 bookings.

Located approximately 48 nautical miles north-west of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the field includes five water injection platform modules at Zakum West Super Complex and two modules at Zakum Central Super Complex which are used to maintain pressure in the surrounding wells.

"This is a significant award for McDermott and we are delighted to have this opportunity to work with ADMA-OPCO again, who is a key player in the Abu Dhabi market," said Steve Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. "Our ability to provide a sound technical solution, backed by our regional capabilities in providing fabrication, marine and manpower resources has helped us secure this prestigious award. We look forward to building a long lasting working relationship with ADMA-OPCO."

The project falls into two parts: pressure upgrade and capacity upgrade.

The pressure upgrade involves installation of new pumps, piping and transformers, the modification of existing instrumentation and equipment and structural reinforcement work of the existing water injection modules at both the Zakum Central Complex and the Zakum West Super Complex.

The capacity upgrade will take place on Zakum Central Super Complex and involves the engineering, procurement and construction of a new 3,250-tonne deck that will house the new water treatment and injection system, power generation equipment and six-legged jacket.

Engineering will commence immediately with the pressure and capacity upgrades planned for completion within the second quarter 2012. Installation will be carried out using vessels from McDermott’s regional fleet.