US Based McDermott announced this week that it has been awarded a sizeable contract by Argentina-based YPF, S.A. to provide pre-front-end engineering design (Pre-FEED) services for a 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) LNG Liquefaction Facility. According to the McDermott release, there is also potential to expand the project to 10 MTPA.

The project will promote the development the shale resources in Argentina. Specifically, it will be used to promote development in the Vaca Muerta Shale field in the Neuquen region in Argentina, the release stated.

McDermott indicated that the scope of work is a continuation of a previous conceptual study developed for the YPF LNG Export Facility in Argentina under a previous contract in 2018 through its London office.

For this project McDermott indicated that the London office will provide engineering services while the Houston office will perform project management and estimation services.