Aberdeen-based energy service firm Wood Group said today one of its units had signed a £61million deal for work on the world’s largest semisubmersible production facility.
Wood Group said US subsidiary Mustang would provide detailed engineering and procurement support for the topsides on the Ichthys development in Australia.
Mustang agreed the contract with Samsung Heavy Industries, which is carrying out the engineering, procurement and construction work on the liquefied natural gas processing site 124 miles off Australia’s north-west coast.
Wood Group said the processing facility would weigh about 70,000 tonnes and measure 514ft by 434ft, making it the largest of its kind.
Mustang president Steve Knowles said: “‘We are thrilled to be participating in this record-setting project. Our expertise in topsides design is unparalleled and we appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities on this challenging design.”
Detailed engineering work is expected to be completed in the third quarter of next year, with first production scheduled by the end of 2016.