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American contractor KBR wins EPC contract from Oman LNG

KBR will deliver Feed work for debottlenecking work at Oman LNG's production facility in the city of Sur

Oman LNG has awarded KBR a contract.
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Oman LNG has awarded KBR a contract.

New York Stock Exchange-listed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm KBR has won a front end engineering design (Feed) contract from Oman LNG for debottlenecking work at its facility at the city of Sur.

In a stock market filing, the American contractor said the debottlenecking project would increase production at the Sur facility.

KBR will also provide licenser, vendor management, and associated services as part of the contract.

Commenting on the deal, president of energy solutions at KBR, Jay Ibrahim, said: “This [debottlenecking] project builds on KBR's extensive track record of developing and implementing LNG projects and providing solutions to complex developments around the world.

"We are excited to be a part of this important project and to continue to grow and maintain our presence in Oman,” added Ibrahim. 

As part of the contract, KBR will also act as an extension to Oman LNG’s project team and manage the overall implementation of the scheme, including supply management and ensuring that all areas of compliance and safety are followed.

Oman LNG operates three liquefaction trains at its site in Qalhat, located near Sur in Oman with a capacity of 10.4 million tonnes per annum.

Ibrahim said KBR would develop its presence in Oman through the project, and support the sultanate's in-country value initiatives, particularly those focused on engineering capabilities. 

In February 2019, Satrop, a joint venture (JV) between energy giant Saudi Aramco and France’s Total, awarded KBR a contract to debottleneck Train 2 of its crude oil refinery in Jubail, which has a production capacity of 440,000 barrels per day.

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