McDermott International of the US has won a key fabrication and installation contract from Qatargas that involves multiple offshore jackets for the second phase of its North Field expansion liquefied natural gas project.

Two people familiar with the development told Upstream that McDermott was recently awarded the offshore contract by the Qatari giant, with work likely to be carried out later this year.

Qatargas is a subsidiary of state-owned QatarEnergy and is handling the tender process for multiple onshore and offshore projects involving this giant expansion scheme.