US-Japanese joint venture Chiyoda-Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by the government of Oman for the detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) train at Qalhat, near Sur.
The contract includes construction of additional LNG storage facilities as an option. Currently, the formation of a new joint venture is underway with the government of Oman, Oman LNG and Union Fenosa as shareholders. The EPC contract will be transferred to the new joint venture in due course.
The new LNG train will be built adjacent to the existing Oman LNG complex at Qalhat, where two identical LNG trains, each with a capacity of 3.3 million tons per year, have been operating since early 2000.
The new LNG train is aiming for an improved production capacity and is expected to be onstream by the end of 2005 to enable the new joint venture to begin LNG supply to Union Fenosa in early 2006.
Foster Wheeler is a global company offering, through its subsidiaries, a range of design, engineering, construction, manufacturing, project development and management, research, plant operation and environmental services. — (menareport.com)
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