This project is intended to establish Oman as a regional LNG bunkering hub capable of supplying LNG as a fuel to marine vessels.

During the FEED phase, the scope of work includes fully defining the onshore mid-scale LNG facilities and preparing a competitive tender for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning phase, the company explained.

This comes in line with IMO's sulphur regulation entering into force from 1st January to significantly limit sulphur emissions.

In May 2018, Total signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources, covering both upstream and downstream businesses.

Work on the project will begin immediately.