SNC-Lavalin receives go ahead for EPC phase of ammonia plant

Canadian firm was awarded contract by Salalah Methanol Company

José J. Suárez

SNC-Lavalin has received notice to proceed with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase on the liquid ammonia plant it is working on in Salalah, Oman. This phase of the project follows the early works program, which it was awarded earlier in 2017.

The anhydrous liquid ammonia plant is being built for the Salalah Methanol Company LLC (SMC).

“SNC-Lavalin is pleased to enter into this next phase of the Salalah ammonia project, which is of great importance for SMC and the Sultanate of Oman,” said José J. Suárez, president, Mining & Metallurgy, SNC-Lavalin.

“This project demonstrates that our strong expertise is recognised by clients and major financial institutions alike, and we are committed in offering our client and the region a world-class project that they are going to be proud of.”

SNC-Lavalin’s Abu Dhabi office is responsible for the project delivery, and is being supported by local and international resources. The early works program began in the second quarter of this year.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to pursue our work with SMC,” said Etienne Cabanes, senior vice president, Europe, Middle-East and North Africa, Mining & Metallurgy at SNC-Lavalin. “We look forward to ensuring the successful execution of this project with the utmost care for quality, safety, environment and the community in Salalah.”

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