Oman Awards Coker

Oman’s Tawfiq Coke Products, a JV of local firm Salmeem Industrial Projects and the UK’s BSW Group, has awarded India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) a $430mn contract to build a coke calciner in the Sohar Industrial Estate. L&T says contract scope includes technology licensing, front end engineering design and engineering, procurement and construction. The plant will have capacity to produce 450,000 t/y of calcined petroleum coke from 2022. Petcoke is typically used to produce anodes for aluminum smelting. Feedstock for the coker will be residual fuel oil, which is available at the nearby 197,000 b/d Sohar refinery. (CONTINUED - 153 WORDS)