SNC-Lavalin appointed by PDMI to deliver $1.5bn chemical plant in Oman

Firm will also support the operations and maintenance of the plant

SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement with Project Development & Management International (PDMI) to design and deliver a greenfield chlor-akali PVC plant in Oman. The plant will be located 150km southwest of Muscat.

As per the terms of the deal, SNC-Lavalin will provide long-term support on the project, from concept development to commissioning. The firm will also be responsible for the master-planning, initial engineering, process technology evaluation and selection to aid decisions on financial investment.

A contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) is expected in Q1, 2019. SNC-Lavalin will then work with Omani contractors to implement the design and delivery and maximise in-country value.

“This contract is a major strategic win for us, helping to grow our business in the region and demonstrate our world-leading credentials in providing end to end solutions for large EPC projects. Oman is an important market for SNC-Lavalin where we have a long history of safely delivering complex major projects. We are pleased to be able to apply our international experience to such a significant project in the region while working hard to increase in-country value and help develop Oman’s resources,” said Christian Brown, president, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin.

The project is expected to require an investment of $1.5bn and is expected to produce 250,000 tons of PVC per annum, which will likely be destined for markets in Asia. The plant will also produce 140,000 tons per annum of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in support of local industries.

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