KBR to Bolster Foothold in Oman
KBR, Inc. is setting up a permanent presence in Oman’s capital city, an executive with the company revealed Monday.
“KBR remains firmly committed to Oman and I am very pleased to announce that we will be establishing permanent offices based in Muscat to support this work as well as other clients in Oman,” Jay Ibrahim, KBR President, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific, said in a written statement.
The company unveiled its office plans in conjunction with announcing that it has won a project management consultancy (PMC) contract from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas L.L.C. (Oman LNG). KBR noted that, under the reimbursable contract, it will assist Oman LNG in selecting and managing the successful engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for a new 120-megawatt gas engine power plant. The new plant reportedly will help to reduce fuel gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining LNG production at Oman LNG’s existing plant in Sur, Oman.
“We are proud of the pivotal role that KBR has played in the development of this project during the pre-FEED (front end engineering design) and FEED phases and are excited to continue to grow our substantial presence in the Middle East through this contract,” continued Ibrahim. “With a stronger foothold in Oman, KBR will be in a better place to provide new job opportunities for local talent and professionals in close collaboration with the Omani government and local institutions.”
Inaugurated in 2000 and located southeast of Muscat, Oman LNG exports approximately 5.5 million tons per annum of LNG to customers Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS), Osaka Gas of Japan and Itochu Corp., according to Oman LNG’s website.
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