Marsa LNG (illustration); Source: Technip Energies

Technip Energies wins multi-million assignment on TotalEnergies’ LNG project in Oman

French-based engineering company Technip Energies has won an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Sohar, Oman, which is being developed by Marsa LNG, an integrated company consisting of TotalEnergies and Oman’s OQ national oil company (NOC).

Marsa LNG (illustration); Source: Technip Energies

Described as “substantial,” a term which Technip Energies uses to refer to contracts representing between €500 million and €1 billion of revenue, the deal covers EPC services at a natural gas liquefaction train in the port of Sohar, with an LNG production capacity of 1 Mt/y.

Technip Energies’ CEO Arnaud Pieton remarked: “The world’s net-zero trajectory will require LNG as a critical source of energy, while addressing emissions abatement. TotalEnergies and OQ’s progressive Marsa LNG project is an example of how we can decarbonize the LNG value chain by powering its production with renewable energy and using it as a marine fuel to reduce emissions linked to maritime transportation. 

“By leveraging our innovation and global leadership in LNG infrastructure design and delivery, we are proud to support TotalEnergies and the Sultanate of Oman in providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to the world.”

According to the French player, the Marsa LNG plant is positioned to have one of the lowest levels of greenhouse gas emissions among the facilities of its type worldwide. Not only will electric-driven motors be used instead of gas turbines, but the plant will also be powered by renewable electricity, as the construction of a dedicated 300 MWp PV solar farm is planned, set to cover 100% of the plant’s annual power consumption.

The LNG produced will primarily be used as a marine fuel to reduce the shipping industry’s carbon footprint, and the quantities not sold as bunker fuel will be off-taken by TotalEnergies and OQ. The FID for the Marsa LNG project was revealed during a visit to Oman’s capital by TotalEnergies’ Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné and OQ’s Chairman Mulham Basheer Al Jarf.

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