SNC-Lavalin will support the project long term, from concept development to commissioning, carrying out the initial engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation and selection to support project financial investment decision approvals, SNC-Lavalin said in a press release posted on its website.
The subsequent engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management contract for the project is expected in the first quarter of 2019, where SNC-Lavalin will execute the complete design and delivery, working alongside Omani contractors to maximise in-country value. SNC-Lavalin will also support the operations and maintenance of the plant.
The plant will produce around 250,000 tons per annum of PVC destined for Asia, and around 140,000 tons per annum of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) that will support local industries.
“This contract is a major strategic win for us, helping to grow our business in the region and demonstrate our world-leading credentials in providing end to end solutions for large EPC projects,” said Christian Brown, president, oil and gas, SNC-Lavalin. “Oman is an important market for SNC-Lavalin where we have a long history of safely delivering complex major projects. We are pleased to be able to apply our international experience to such a significant project in the region while working hard to increase in-country value and help develop Oman’s resources.”