TOTAL’s LNG plant in Sohar to be 100% powered by Solar


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4 March 2021

MUSCAT (WAF)- Total is proposing an integrated project of LNG and Solar plants in Sohar to utilise its gas share of the Greater Barik area, known as Mabrouk Gas field.

In a statement to WAF News, the French energy company said that the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, planned to take place in Sohar Port, would have an initial production capacity of one million tonnes per annum. The plant is part of its plan to develop the first regional LNG bunkering hub to serve the shipping industry.

“The LNG plant will be all electrical and Total aims to power it 100% with solar electricity produced by a solar farm to be developed simultaneously,” Total said in the emailed statement.

In 2018, Omani state-owned OQ, Dutch Shell, and French Total had started working together to develop the onshore natural gas resources located in the Greater Barik.

While Shell’s proposed Gas to Liquid (GTL) plant in Duqm was scrapped before reaching the Final Investment Decision (FID), Total said that it is “working closely with our partners and with the Government of Oman to reach the FID for this fully integrated project (upstream facilities + LNG plant + solar plant) at the earliest.”


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