US-based EPC company KBR has bagged a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman LNG) for a new 120MW gas engine power plant in Oman.


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The power plant will be built with an objective to decrease fuel gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while sustaining LNG production at the existing LNG plant of Oman LNG near Sur.

As per the terms of the reimbursable contract, KBR will deliver PMC services to help Oman LNG in the selection and management of an EPC contractor for the project in Oman over a period of three years.

KBR Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific president Jay Ibrahim said: “We are proud of the pivotal role that KBR has played in the development of this project during the pre-FEED and FEED phases and are excited to continue to grow our substantial presence in the Middle East through this contract.

“KBR remains firmly committed to Oman and I am very pleased to announce that we will be establishing permanent offices based in Muscat to support this work as well as other clients in Oman.”

The company said that estimated revenue related to the contract will be registered into backlog of unfilled orders for its Hydrocarbons Services Business Segment in the second quarter of this year.

Oman LNG had also given a contract to MAN Diesel & Turbo for the design, manufacturing and supply of the power plant’s gas engine, reported Times of Oman.

The company is a joint venture between the Oman government (51%) with multiple international companies like Shell (30%), Total (5.54%) and others.

The joint venture’s LNG plant, which was commissioned in 2000, comprises two liquefaction trains, each with a production capacity of 3.3 million tons per annum.

Located nearly 230km south east of Muscat, the Oman LNG project is fed by a gas gathering plant located at Saih Rowl in the central Oman gas field complex via a 360km long pipeline.