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Oman Oil Company to break ground on two plant projects

Oman Oil Company will lay the foundation stone for the Salalah Liquefied Petroleum Gas (SLPG) and the Salalah Ammonia Plant on 9 April, 2018

The LPG and ammonia projects are being developed by Oman Oil Company at the Salalah Free Zone [image: Salalah Free Zone].
The LPG and ammonia projects are being developed by Oman Oil Company at the Salalah Free Zone [image: Salalah Free Zone].

Oman Oil Company will lay the foundation stone for the Salalah Liquefied Petroleum Gas (SLPG) and the Salalah Ammonia Plant tomorrow, 9 April, 2018.

Valued at $826m (OMR318m), the SLPG project will be developed in Salalah Free Zone, on approximately 20ha of land, while LPG and condensate storage facilities will be built on around 8ha at the Port of Salalah.

Petrofac will carry out engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) works on the project, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported, adding that the main LPG extraction plant will have a daily processing capacity of around 8.8 million standard cubic metres.

READ: Petrofac bags $600m Oman gas project contract

The plant, developed by Oman Gas Company, will be equipped with local LPG truck loading facilities designed to serve domestic, industrial, and commercial demand in the Governorate of Dhofar.

Meanwhile, the ammonia plant project, which has an estimated development cost of $463m (OMR178.2m), will be supervised by Oman Oil Company subsidiary Salalah Methanol Company.

Covering more than 12ha of land at the Salalah Free Zone, the project will include facilities for the production, storage, and export of the products of the ammonia plant.

READ: SNC-Lavalin is EPC contractor for Salalah ammonia plant

Construction works on the project are expected to be completed by 2020, the same year the SLPG project is expected to be operational.

According to ONA, the plant will manufacture 1,000t of ammonia per day.

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