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TotalEnergies to Build LNG Bunkering Hub in Oman

Mike Schuler
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April 22, 2024

TotalEnergies and the Oman National Oil Company (OQ) have announced the final investment decision for the Marsa LNG project.

The project aims to serve as the first LNG bunkering hub in the Middle East. The project, which is expected to start LNG production by the first quarter of 2028, combines upstream gas production, downstream gas liquefaction, and renewable power generation.

The Marsa LNG plant will be 100% electrically driven and supplied with solar power, making it one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions intensity LNG plants worldwide.

“By paving the way for the next generation of very low emission LNG plants, Marsa LNG is contributing to making gas a long-term transition energy,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.

The Marsa LNG project is a joint venture between TotalEnergies (80%) and OQ (20%). The project includes upstream gas production from the Mabrouk North-East field, a 1 Mt/y capacity LNG liquefaction plant in the port of Sohar, and a dedicated 300 MWp PV solar plant.

Technip Energies has been awarded the main Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts for the LNG plant, while CB&I has been awarded the contract for the 165,000 m3 LNG tank. The LNG production is expected to start by Q1 2028 and will primarily serve the marine fuel market in the Gulf.

TotalEnergies has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Oman LNG to purchase 0.8 Mtpa of LNG for a decade starting from 2025, becoming a significant offtaker of Oman LNG’s production.

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