BUILDING on its profile in the Middle East, McDermott International has been awarded three projects by a national oil company for integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) services in multiple fields in the Arabian Gulf.

In addition, the group has secured an award of an additional scope on an existing contract, also being executed in the Arabian Gulf.

These projects combined are a substantial brownfield award for McDermott and have a total scope which includes the EPCI for jackets and topsides, subsea pipelines and subsea cables, the company said in a May announcement.

Work on the projects is expected to be executed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Engineering is expected to be carried out by McDermott’s specialist teams in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Chennai, India.

Procurement will be performed by McDermott’s specialist teams based in Dubai.

Fabrication of the structures is scheduled to be undertaken by McDermott’s Dubai-based fabrication facilities and marine installation is expected to be undertaken by McDermott’s specialist fleet of shallow water vessels.

McDermott vice president of Middle East Linh Austin said the multiple contract award is a reflection of the company’s experience.

“These awards are due, in part, to McDermott’s ability to provide a highly efficient solution with schedule certainty and draws upon our in-depth knowledge and experience working offshore in the Middle East area over many years,” Mr Austin said.

Revenue from the contract awards will be included in McDermott’s second quarter 2016 backlog.