LNG contractor McDermott International has been awarded a contract to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Sohar LNG Bunkering Project in Oman.
The contract valued up to $50 million, which McDermott considers a sizeable deal, has been awarded by Total Oman E&P Development in partnership with Oman Oil Company S.O.A.C.
The scope of work during the FEED phase includes fully defining the onshore mid-scale LNG facilities and preparing a competitive tender for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning phase.
The global LNG bunkering market is entering a rapid growth period driven largely by the International Maritime Organization’s legislation to significantly limit sulphur emissions.
Work on the project will begin immediately and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second quarter 2019 backlog.