Oman LNG signs contracts to build gas engine power plant in Sur

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Oman LNG signed two fundamental contracts to establish a new gas engine driven power plant at their facilities in Qalhat, Sur.

The contracts are essential for the delivery of Oman LNG’s gas engine driven power plant, the first of its kind for liquefied natural gas (LNG) application in Oman, the company said in a press release.

The move to introduce the ambitious gas engine power plant is due to conserve natural gas and reduce CO2 emissions. Gas savings accumulated through this project are aimed at producing power for Oman LNG’s facility with less natural gas by optimising gas resources and yielding less environmental emissions.

The first contract inked with MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver the highest quality of gas engine scope, design, manufacturing and supply of equipment. MAN Diesel & Turbo is one of the world’s leading suppliers of large diesel and gas engines and engine technology covering a wide range of decentralised power plant applications up to 300MW, using liquid fuel, gaseous fuel or dual-fuel solutions.

The second contract is a project management consultancy contract awarded to KBR. KBR will act as an extension to Oman LNG’s project team and help manage the overall execution of the project including the management of the supply of the gas engines generators packages and ensure all areas of compliance and safety are adhered to.

The contract, additionally, underpins Oman LNG’s robust commitment towards knowledge sharing and boosting staff competency in dealing with such complex projects. KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and programme lifecycle within the government services and hydrocarbons sectors.

The signing ceremony was held under the patronage of H E Dr Mohammed al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas and chairman of Oman LNG. The contracts were signed by Harib al Kitani, chief executive officer of Oman LNG, Wayne Jones, chief sales officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Jay Ibrahim, president at KBR.

Oman LNG operates as a joint venture comprising the government of Oman (51 per cent), Shell Gas BV (30 per cent), Total SA (5.54 per cent), Korea LNG (five per cent), Mitsubishi Corporation (2.77 per cent), Mitsui & Co (2.77 per cent), Partex (Oman) Corporation (two per cent), and Itochu (0.92 per cent).

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