SNC-Lavalin bags $1.5bn design and build contract for Oman plastics plant

SNC-Lavalin will carry out initial engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation, and selection work for the scheme.

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The agreement covers the delivery of a greenfield chlor-alkali plant to produce PVC products that Oman will export across Asia.
The agreement covers the delivery of a greenfield chlor-alkali plant to produce PVC products that Oman will export across Asia.

SNC-Lavalin has signed a $1.5bn contract to design and build a greenfield polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics plant in Oman.

The agreement covers the delivery of a greenfield chlor-alkali plant to produce PVC products that Oman will export across Asia.

Canadian construction and engineering firm SNC-Lavalin will support the project from concept development to commissioning. It will carry out initial engineering, master planning, process technology evaluation, and selection work for the scheme, Construction Week reported.

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An engineering procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract for the development is expected in Q1 2019.

SNC-Lavalin said it would manage the complete design and delivery of the project, working alongside local building contractors in Oman. The Canadian-based company will also support the maintenance of the PVC facility when it is built. A timeline for completion of the project was not disclosed.

President of oil and gas at SNC-Lavalin, Christian Brown, said: “Oman is an important market for SNC-Lavalin where we have a long history of safely delivering complex major projects. We are pleased to be able to apply our international experience to such a significant project in the region while working hard to increase in-country value and help develop Oman’s resources.”

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