Oman Gas Company (OGC) is preparing to tender the front-end engineering and design (feed) phase of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) extraction plant in Salalah in the south of the sultanate.

The feasibility study for the project has been carried out by Spain’s Tecna, and OGC is expected to float the feed tender during November.

The scope of work includes an extraction plant, cryogenic storage and fractionation units, auxiliary services and ship-loading facilities.

The planned plant capacity is 7-10 million cubic metres a day (cm/d).

OGC is also preparing to start construction on a gas loop line scheme to meet the increasing demand for gas in the Dhofar governorate.

The 85-kilometre loop line will complement the Nimr gas pumping project, which has increased the volumes of gas pumped to chemical and industrial plants around Salalah.

Muscat-based Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (GPS) has emerged as the frontrunner to win commercial engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on the scheme.