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McDermott has announced module fabrication contract

LNG Industry,

McDermott International Inc. has recently announced that its joint venture Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan (QMW) has been awarded a module fabrication contract for Yamal LNG, a LNG plant being built northeast of the Yamal Peninsula in Russia.

The large contract is being performed in the QMW fabrication facility in Qingdao, China, and commenced in 2Q15.

The full scope of work includes fabrication, engineering, procurement, construction including mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, weighing, and load-out. The work also includes the sea-fastening of six units of onshore LNG fractionation pre-assembled unit modules of approximately 13 200 t. Two of the modules weigh in at approximately 4630 t each.

“Our fabrication facility is able to deliver certainty with its unique design, in particular the mega module assembly shop which accommodates fabrication of all the modules indoors, eliminating weather disruptions,” said Leong Eng Chow, General Manager at Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan.

Hugh Cuthbertson, Vice Chairman and Director, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan commented: “LNG Process modules involve multiple disciplines including a significant amount of fireproofing, various types of insulation and architectural work. As we continue to develop our client base, the award of this important project demonstrates the confidence that our clients place in our ability to perform large, complex multi-discipline and schedule-critical fabrication projects in our Qingdao fabrication facility.”

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