After successfully completing the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Scarborough Project, McDermott International has been awarded a contract by Woodside, as operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture, for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services for its Floating Production Unit (FPU) offshore Western Australia. The integrated scope also includes the design, fabrication, integration, transportation and installation of the hull and topsides.
“McDermott brings the engineering and execution expertise to deliver integrated deepwater subsea projects and offshore FPUs to the highest standards,” says Samik Mukherjee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “After a long engagement on the project, the collaborative execution model with Woodside – from pre-FEED through to EPCIC – de-risks execution. Further, the facilities incorporate energy efficiency in design to reduce Scarborough’s offshore emissions.”
The topside, which will be approximately 30,000 tons, will be fabricated by McDermott’s joint venture fabrication yard, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan, in China. The project scope includes a battery energy storage system to reduce emissions on the topsides and support Woodside’s net emissions reduction targets.
“McDermott will apply our long history of successful integrated project delivery for the Scarborough Project, along with our deepwater expertise and industry-leading health and safety standards to drive this incredible project to completion,” says Mahesh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific.
Engineering expertise will be leveraged from McDermott’s Kuala Lumpur and Gurgaon offices, with McDermott’s long-established subsea team in Perth supporting transport, installation, hook up and commissioning activities.
The FPU processes natural gas, which includes gas separation, dehydration and compression as well as mono ethylene glycol regeneration and produced-water handling. Designed for a production capacity of up to 1.8 billion standard cubic feet per day, the topside will be connected to the semi-submersible hull and pre-commissioned prior to transportation and installation in a water depth of 950 metres, approximately 400 kilometres offshore Western Australia. The FPU will be capable of being remotely operated and minimally staffed during normal production operations.