McDermott wins EPCC contract for Tilenga project, Uganda

ORAA consortium of a subsidiary of McDermott International, and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation has received a conditional Letter of Award for the Tilenga project valued at approximately US$2bn

The Tilenga project is located in the Lake Albert Basin, Uganda and is the centre piece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over US$10bn to Uganda and Tanzania. Tilenga includes six oil fields and will feature 426 oil wells at full production.

The consortium will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the development of an onshore oil field that will generate up to 200,000 barrels per day (BPD). It will consist of 31 well pads connected to a central processing facility (CPF) via buried flowlines.

Tareq Kawash, senior vice- president of McDermott's Group, Europe, Middle East, Africa, said, “This is a first step which allows launching the detailed engineering and procurement activities before the final approval by the Partners. This prestigious project demonstrates the continuity and strength of our business relationship with Total Energies and their partners CNOOC International of China and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC). This is a momentous and essential project for Uganda for the development of its national companies and citizens and as we continue to grow our footprint in Africa, we are committed to expanding local content opportunities in the communities in which we operate.”

The project will stimulate economic growth in Uganda and create upto 20,000 direct and indirect jobs, bringing a significant number of meaningful training opportunities for the local labour force. McDermott is committed to implementing these projects in a manner that fully addresses the sensitive environmental context and the needs of all stakeholders in the area.

Samik Mukherjee, senior vice- president for Projects, McDermott's Group, said, “This important step further strengthens years of successful collaboration with TotalEnergies on a wide portfolio of world-class projects in the Offshore, Petrochemicals and LNG segments where TotalEnergies is a major stakeholder.”

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