Italy’s Saipem has landed a key extension deal from Qatargas for work on the first key engineering, procurement, construction and installation package at its North Field Sustainability project located offshore the north-east coast of the Qatar peninsula.

Saipem said on Tuesday that the “additional scope of work of the two options” is worth around $350 million and involves the “re-routing of the hydrocarbons from existing wellhead platform through the new facilities, due to existing pipeline being decommissioned”.

“The activities to be carried out comprise the construction of two additional riser platforms, two additional connecting bridges with existing wellhead platforms, two corrosion resistant carbon steel cladded intra-field pipelines with a length of 13 kilometres overall and decommissioning of existing pipeline,” the company said.