Engineering company McDermott receives conditional Letter of Award for Tilenga Project in Uganda

UGANDA – A consortium of a subsidiary of McDermott International and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation announced it has received a conditional Letter of Award for the future contract valued at approximately US$2 billion from Total for the Tilenga project in Uganda.

The Tilenga project is located in the Lake Albert Basin, Republic of Uganda and is the centerpiece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over US$10 billion to Uganda and Tanzania.

Tilenga includes six oil fields and will feature 426 oil wells at full production and formal contract award remains subject to its approval.

The consortium will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the development of an onshore oil field that will generate up to 200,000 barrels per day (BPD) and it will consist of 31 well pads connected to a central  processing facility (CPF) via buried flowlines.

“This is a first step which allows launching the detailed engineering and procurement activities before the final approval by the partners. This prestigious project demonstrates the continuity and strength of our business relationship with TotalEnergies and their partners CNOOC International of China and Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC),” said Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa.

“This is a momentous and essential project for Uganda for the development of its national companies and citizens – and as we continue to grow our footprint in Africa, we are committed to expanding local content opportunities in the communities in which we operate,” he added.

“This is a first step which allows launching the detailed engineering and procurement activities before the final approval by the partners”

Tareq Kawash – Senior Vice President, McDermott EMEA

The project will stimulate economic growth in Uganda and create up to 20,000 direct and indirect jobs, bringing a significant number of meaningful training opportunities for the local labor force.

McDermott is committed to implementing these projects in a manner that fully addresses the sensitive environmental context and the needs of all stakeholders in the area.

“This important step further strengthens years of successful collaboration with TotalEnergies on a wide portfolio of world-class projects in the Offshore, Petrochemicals and LNG segments where TotalEnergies is a major stakeholder,” said Samik Mukherjee, McDermott’s Group Senior Vice President for Projects.

The project will be led from McDermott’s offices West of London, United Kingdom and Sinopec’s office in Yangzhou, China, before transitioning to Uganda for the construction activities.

The works began in second quarter 2021 and first oil is expected in 2025.

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