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.
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.”