McDermott Awards SAFIRA Fabrication Yard Construction Contract


HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- McDermott and Saudi Aramco gathered Monday in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia, to mark the award of the construction contract for the Saudi Arabia Fabrication In-Kingdom Ras Al-Khair (SAFIRA) fabrication yard.

The project—located at the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services—is another step to support Saudi Arabia's Saudi Vision 2030 and increase local content. McDermott will oversee construction of the facility, which will be performed by a subcontractor. Once complete, the SAFIRA development will have the capability to fabricate and assemble the offshore platforms, jackets and structures for subsea pipelines required to support Saudi Aramco's planned offshore expansions.

"This fabrication facility will further enhance McDermott's in-Kingdom project delivery capability and support our growing Saudi-based project management team, engineering and procurement offices, and ongoing recruitment and development of talented Saudi nationals at all levels in the company," said Mike Sutherland, McDermott's Vice President, Offshore Operations.

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