SNC-Lavalin will support the project long term, from concept development to commissioning
MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Project Development & Management International LLC (PDMI) in Oman, to design and deliver a greenfield chlor-akali PVC plant 150km southeast of the Omani capital Muscat.
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.
The subsequent engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract is expected in the first quarter of 2019, where SNC-Lavalin will execute the complete design and delivery, working with Omani contractors. SNC-Lavalin will also support the operations and maintenance of the plant.
The project capital cost is expected to be in the range of $1.9 billion, and will produce around a quarter-of-a-million 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.
In 2017, SNC-Lavalin was awarded a long term framework contract from Petroleum Development Oman for the commissioning and start-up support services management for its upstream assets in Oman. As part of this contract, SNC-Lavalin has set-up a dedicated training academy in Muscat to train and develop multidisciplinary graduate engineers in the specialist field of commissioning.