SNC-Lavalin to build ammonia plant for Salalah Methanol in Oman


SNC-Lavalin has secured a contract from Salalah Methanol (SMC) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an anhydrous liquid ammonia plant in the city of Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman.

The contract also includes construction of utilities and off-site infrastructure. SNC-Lavalin will perform preliminary works that are expected to begin this month.

After closing of financing by SMC, which is expected to occur in June, SNC-Lavalin will continue with engineering, procurement of equipment, construction and commissioning of the facility.

The new facility will produce anhydrous liquid ammonia using technology provided by Linde Group, a global supplier of industrial, process and speciality gases.

"The new facility will produce anhydrous liquid ammonia using technology provided by Linde Group."

SNC-Lavalin Mining & Metallurgy president Suarez said: "SNC-Lavalin has gained direct and relevant experience across our four sectors of activity over the past 40 years in United Arab Emirates and the greater Middle East region.

“This new contract is testament of our continued commitment to the region and strong expertise in delivering world-class industrial facilities, while integrating a wide range of technologies in our projects. We are proud to work with SMC in developing this new exciting project.”

The project will be carried out by SNC-Lavalin’s Abu Dhabi office with support from local and international resources.

During the construction phase, the company intends to make optimum use of in-country expertise and local workforce.