Pacts inked for Oman’s first LNG-fueled power plant

Muscat: Oman LNG has signed two key contracts to establish a new gas engine driven power plant at its facilities in Qalhat, Sur. The contracts are essential for the delivery of Oman LNG’s gas engine driven power plant, the first of its kind for liquefied natural gas (LNG) application in Oman.
The move will help conserve natural gas and reduce CO2 emissions. Gas savings accumulated through this project are aimed at producing power for Oman LNG’s facility with less natural gas by optimising gas resources and yielding less environmental emissions.
The signing ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr Mohammed bin Hamed al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas and Chairman of Oman LNG. Harib al Kitani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman LNG, inked the contracts with Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Jay Ibrahim, President EMEA & APAC for KBR.
The first contract inked with MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver the highest quality of gas engine scope, design, manufacturing and supply of equipment. MAN Diesel & Turbo is one of the world’s leading suppliers of large diesel and gas engines and engine technology covering a wide range of decentralised power plant applications up to 300 megawatts (MW), using liquid fuel, gaseous fuel or dual-fuel solutions. For the new power plant, MAN Diesel & Turbo provides a tailored solution to suit the specific requirements of Oman LNG while building on a well proven engine platform.
The second contract is a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) Services contract awarded to KBR. KBR will act as an extension to Oman LNG’s project team and help manage the overall execution of the project including the management of the supply of the Gas Engines Generators Packages and ensure all areas of compliance and safety are adhered to. The contract, additionally, underpins Oman LNG’s robust commitment towards knowledge sharing and boosting staff competency in dealing with such complex projects. KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and programme lifecycle within the government services and hydrocarbons sectors.
The current energy landscape is ever challenging, requiring energy companies to adopt the most efficient practices to remain reliable and agile suppliers to customers. Oman LNG provides cleaner and efficient LNG to customers from which tangible value is reached for the Sultanate of Oman and its people through a wide swath of social investment programmes that addresses many economic and social needs, including avenues to generate In-Country Value and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development. The LNG industry in Oman was born out of the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to diversify the country’s economy and has now grown to be the largest income earner for the Sultanate, after oil revenues.
The global liquefied natural gas market needs are expected to develop much faster than pipeline gas trade due to the flexible nature of liquefied natural gas and its accessibility to countries. As the global energy industry turns to renewables, liquefied natural gas is perfectly positioned to provide solutions for the mid to long term.