Work on the project is expected to begin immediately
McDermott International has been awarded a ‘sizable’ contract by Total Oman E&P Development in partnership with the Oman Oil Company. As per the terms of the contract, McDermott will provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Sohar LNG Bunkering Project in Oman.
The scope of work includes defining the onshore mid-scale LNG facilities and preparing a competitive tender for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning phase, the statement from McDermott said.
“This award is a reflection of McDermott’s 60-year history of delivering innovative LNG solutions worldwide, beginning with our tank storage solutions in the 1950s, to our liquefaction capabilities today,” remarked Linh Austin, SVP Middle East and North Africa at McDermott.
The project will help establish Oman as a regional LNG bunkering hub capable of supplying LNG as a fuel to marine vessels. According to the statement, the global LNG bunkering market is entering a rapid growth period driven largely by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) legislation to significantly limit sulphur emissions.
The contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second quarter 2019 backlog, with work slated to begin immediately.