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SMC – Salalah Ammonia Plant – Oman - Project Profile

SMC – Salalah Ammonia Plant – Oman - Project Profile


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Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), a joint venture company formed by Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Takamul Investment Company (Takamul) is undertaking the construction of an ammonia production plant in Salalah, Oman.

The project involves the construction of an ammonia plant with 1,000 tonnes per day (TPD) capacity on 7ha of land, which is mainly used to make nitrogen-based fertilizers, cleaning chemicals and for fermentation.

The project includes the construction of a production unit, a processing unit, a laboratory, a packaging unit, storage facilities, administrative space, the installation of related machinery, safety and security systems.

In May 2014, Takamul invited international engineering firms to pre-qualify to undertake engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work with June 7, 2014, as submission deadline.

The selected contractor will be required to set up a plant with a capacity of 1,000MTPD of anhydrous ammonia, complete with utilities and offsite facilities that includes desalinated storage and remineralization systems, BFW systems, sweet cooling water system, seawater cooling tower, waste water treatment, ASU based nitrogen gas generator unit, steam turbine generator units, process flares, process holding compressors, product storage and pipeline systems and tie-ins, buildings and any other off-sites required for normal operation of the plants.

Haldor Topsoe has been appointed as process technology consultant.

In June 2014, Linde Group was appointed as front-end engineering and design (FEED) study contractor, and works started soon thereafter with completion achieved in March 2015.

In October 2015, Daelim Corporation, GS Engineering & Construction Corporation, Hanwha Engineering & Construction, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, CTCI Corporation, Samsung Engineering Co Ltd, SNC Lavalin International Inc, and Tecnicas Reunidas S.A. has been pre-qualified for the EPC tender.

In March 2016, tenders were issued for pre-qualified EPC contractors.

On May 5, 2016, six companies have submitted technical bids for the EPC contract. They are: CTCI Corporation, Hanwha Engineering & Construction, Samsung Engineering Co Ltd, SNC-Lavalin, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering and GS Engineering & Construction Corporation.

In August 2016, the six companies which submitted technical bids have submitted commercial bids.

In November 2016, the project was sent to Oman Oil Company (OOC) board approval for final investment decision (FID) and Samsung Engineering and SNC-Lavalin have been shortlisted for the EPC contract.

In March 2017, SMC has awarded the EPC contract to SNC-Lavalin.

In April 2017, detailed engineering design works commenced.

In May 2017, detailed engineering design works are underway. Financial closure for the project is expected in June 2017.

In August 2017, SNC-Lavalin has received a notice to proceed with the EPC works.

Construction works are scheduled to take three years for completion from the date of commencement.


The project involves the construction of an ammonia plant of 1,000MTPD capacity on 7ha of land in Salalah, Oman.

The US$750 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a production unit

2. Construction of a processing unit

3. Construction of storage facilities

4. Construction of a laboratory

5. Construction of a packaging unit

6. Construction of administrative space

7. Installation of machinery

8. Installation of safety and security systemsReasons To Buy

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