McDermott, BHGE win Ichthys subsea deals

US energy services giants McDermott and Baker Hughes GE have been awarded contracts for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project off Western Australia.

They will provide a new subsea well gathering system tied back to the existing central processing facility.

McDermott and BHGE will lead the project from Perth, Australia.

Fabrication of the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (URF) equipment will be carried out at McDermott’s fabrication facility in Batam, Indonesia.

BHGE will deliver christmas trees, associated production control systems, distribution equipment and topside controls as well as associated installation and commissioning support services.

This award follows an earlier contract granted to BHGE in 1Q 2019, including four christmas trees and associated SPS equipment for in-fill development.

Offshore installation of the URF and subsea production system equipment will commence in 2020 and be completed in 2023.

Ian Prescott, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, said: “McDermott’s alliance with BHGE is a combination of two leaders in subsea development.

“McDermott’s majority share of this award is a testament to our expertise in executing large and complex subsea EPCI projects.

“Our experience will ensure delivery during the next phase of this key gas field development.”

Graham Gillies, BHGE Regional OFE Vice President, said: “We have brought together core elements of our Subsea Connect approach, leveraging early engagement, advanced technology, and our flexible partnership model to deliver improved project economics and certainty for Ichthys LNG.

“This award is a true example of how the industry is changing its approach to subsea projects.”

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