OGC to start gas sup­ply to Duqm by 2019

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

Mus­cat – The agree­ment for gas sup­ply to the Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone in Duqm (SEZD) will be­come op­er­a­tional by 2019, Sul­tan al Burt­mani, act­ing ex­ec­u­tive man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Oman Gas Co (OGC), said in a state­ment to SEZD Mag­a­zine which will be pub­lished next week.

“Dur­ing the past pe­riod, sev­eral con­tracts and ten­ders for the project have been awarded in­clud­ing the ten­ders for the sup­ply of gas pipes and ex­tend­ing gas pipe­lines from Saih Nahida to Duqm. More ten­ders and con­tracts for this vi­tal project will be awarded dur­ing this year and will re­sult in a qual­i­ta­tive leap for SEZD,” Burt­mani said as re­ported by Oman News Agency.

He added that the con­trac­tor of the gas pipe­line ex­ten­sion project from Saih Nahida to Duqm has re­cently ini­ti­ated the work.

About gas quan­ti­ties to be pumped to Duqm, Burt­mani said the gas sup­ply sta­tion is ex­pected to re­ceive about 15mn cu­bic me­tres of gas per day dur­ing the first stage as per the agree­ment made be­tween the Min­istry of Oil and Gas and OGC. This quan­tity is enough for feed­ing Duqm re­fin­ery, Marafiq Com­pany and the other in­dus­tries that will be set up in the SEZD.

As per its de­sign, the sta­tion’s ca­pac­ity may be in­creased to 25mn cu­bic me­tres per day when the need arises, de­pend­ing on the SEZD’s ex­pan­sion in the up­com­ing pe­riod. Saih Nahida plant will re­ceive gas from BP Oman’s Khaz­zan field and from PDO’s Saih Nahida and Saih Rawl oil­fields.

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