TotalEnergies launches the Marsa LNG project and deploys it multi-energy strategy in Oman

During a visit in Muscat on 21st April 2024 Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies met with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said and His Excellency Eng. Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy & Minerals, to reaffirm the long-term partnership between TotalEnergies and the Sultanate of Oman.

On the occasion of this visit, Patrick Pouyanné and Mr. Mulham Basheer Al Jarf, Chairman of OQ, the Oman National Oil Company, announced the Final Investment Decision (FID) of the Marsa LNG project.

TotalEnergies had signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Oman LNG to offtake 0.8 Mtpa of LNG for ten years from 2025, making the Company one of the main offtaker of Oman LNG’s production.

Finally, TotalEnergies (49%) and OQ Alternative Energy (51%), the national renewable energy champion, have confirmed being at an advanced stage of discussions to jointly develop a portfolio of up to 800 MW, including the 300 MWp solar project that will supply Marsa LNG

Marsa LNG, an innovative integrated project

Through their joint company Marsa Liquefied Natural Gas (“Marsa”), TotalEnergies (80%) and OQ (20%) launch the integrated Marsa LNG project which combines:

  • Upstream gas production: 150 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from the northeastern Mabrouk field.
  •  Gas liquefaction: A liquefied natural gas liquefaction station with a production capacity of 1 million tons per year will be built in Sohar Port. LNG production is expected to begin by the first quarter of 2028.
  • Renewable energy generation: A dedicated solar photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 300 MW will be built to cover 100% of the LNG plant’s annual energy consumption, allowing for a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Marsa LNG plant will be 100% electrically powered and powered by solar energy, making the site one of the lowest greenhouse gas (GHG)-intensive LNG terminals ever built worldwide.

The Marsa LNG project will generate long-term employment opportunities and significant social and economic benefits for the city of Sohar and the region.

The Marsa LNG project will serve as the first LNG bunkering hub in the Middle East, offering an available and competitive alternative marine fuel to reduce the shipping industry’s emissions.