Three FEED contracts awarded for Suhar LNG Bunkering Project in Oman Back to News Page

Oman Oil and Orpic Group announce that three companies have been awarded competitive Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contracts as part of a new LNG plant set for construction and commissionig in Suhar Port, one of the largest industrial zones in the Middle East, approximately 200 kilometers to the west of Muscat, the capital of The Sultanate of Oman. The Project is developed by Oman Oil in partnership with Total E&P Oman Development bv who will also be the operator of the plant, after preliminary agreements were signed between the parties and the Ministry of Oil and Gas in February 2019.

The three companies awarded FEED contracts are JGC Corporation from Japan, McDermott International, Inc. out of London and Technip FMC from France. This project is intended to establish Oman as a regional LNG bunkering hub capable of supplying LNG as a fuel to marine vessels, with an annual LNG production capacity of 1,000,000 tons in Suhar. At the end of the FEED contract, the three contenders will compete for an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract.

The global LNG bunkering market is entering a rapid growth period driven largely by the International Maritime Organization’s legislation to significantly limit sulphur emissions by January 2020.