US contractor McDermott International announced Monday that it was awarded one of the largest single contracts in company history by QatarEnergy.

The mega-offshore contract is for the delivery of the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the North Field East Topsides and the North Field East Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects, with an option included to also award the North Field South Offshore Topsides.

The announcement for the giant contract confirms a recent Upstream report that tipped McDermott as the frontrunner for the prized EPCI packages.