McDermott International announced it was awarded a contract by Total Oman E&P Development in partnership with Oman Oil Company (OOC) to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Sohar LNG Bunkering Project in Oman.

This contract will make Oman a regional liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering hub capable of supplying LNG as a fuel to marine vessels.

“This award is a reflection of McDermott’s 60-year history of delivering innovative LNG solutions worldwide, beginning with our tank storage solutions in the 1950s, to our liquefaction capabilities today,” Senior Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, Linh Austin said.

Work will include fully defining the onshore mid-scale LNG facilities and preparing a competitive tender for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning phase.

The global LNG bunkering market is entering a rapid growth period driven largely by the International Maritime Organization’s legislation to significantly limit sulfur emissions, according to McDermott.