Oman’s Salmeen Industrial Projects LLC (SIP) met its joint venture partner the UK-based BSW Group Holdings to develop a petroleum coke calcining plant, Zawya reported citing Muscat Daily.

The plant will be funded by BSW Group Holdings and will cost around $430 million, according to Tawfiq Al Lawati.

The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract was awarded to Larsen & Toubro Heavy Engineering LLC. Meanwhile, the project management contract was awarded to Abu Dhabi-based Probus Engineering and Construction LLC.

The plant will have an expected production capacity of around 450,000 metric tonnes of calcined petroleum coke.

The local Omani workforce will be utilized to construct the project, which is expected to be operated by 2022.