On Thursday the 26th of October, 2017, SMC held "Aman" crisis exercise involving approximately 300 individuals within SMC and from a number of external parties such as ROP, PACDA, SQ Hospital, the media and neighbouring companies. The scenario involved a fire that took place in one of the storage tanks leading to a number of casualties. The exercise lasted 2 hours and was successful, as it was a great opportunity to measure the readiness of SMC to handle any incident that may occur and deal with it efficiently.
SMC has received the CSR Award in Medium Category from Arabia CSR Network in a ceremony held in Dubai on 25th Sept 2017. SMC stood out and was recognized as one of the best petrochemical companies in the region. This award is a testament to SMC’s active commitment to its CSR vision. SMC integrates and balances the CSR principles towards economic improvement, social enrichment and protection and preservation of the environment. This award was a 5-year endeavor which has culminated into this recognition, being one of the leading corporate citizen organizations in both the local & international realm.
SMC has achieved the new milestone by producing 8 Million MT of methanol as of 23rd August 2017 in less than 8 years of operations. It is by all measures a world class achievement and something SMC takes great pride in.
Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company (OOC), has awarded SNC-LAVALIN, a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a 1,000 metric tons per day anhydrous liquid ammonia plant, including its utilities and off-site infrastructure, in Salalah Free Zone, located in the Dhofar GovernorateThis vital project is in line with the economic diversification of the Sultanate, and as part of the Company’s growth strategy with the aim of contributing to value creation. Setting up the ammonia plant is considered an important milestone for high value-added petrochemical industries.
The project works will begin in March 2017, SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the facility, which will produce anhydrous liquid ammonia. The completion of Refinancing by SMC is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2017, and the plant construction will be completed in three years.The ammonia plant would be utilizing the Methanol Plant's hydrogen rich by-product gas as feedstock. The plant was designed by Linde AG of Germany using Haldor Topsoe license of Denmark for ammonia synthesis production. The design complies with local environmental regulations. The project will also harness in-country value with strong focus on the development of local resources and engaging local supply chain. This project paves the way for future opportunities in Oman for the development of downstream industries and thus, maximizing the value addition. Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of terrestrial organisms by serving as a precursor to food and fertilizers. Ammonia is also a building block for the synthesis of many pharmaceutical products and is used in many commercial cleaning products.
Salalah Methanol Company owns and operates 3,000 metric tons of methanol per day, located at Salalah Free Zone. It is managed by Takamul Investment, which is one of Oman Oil Company’s verticals responsible for managing domestic existing assets.
OOC is wholly owned by the Government of Oman and investing in the energy and energy-related sectors both locally and internationally. It plays a pivotal role in the country's efforts to diversify the economy and to promote Omani and foreign private sector investment.
SNC-Lavalin, a Canada based company, founded in 1911, is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, with offices in over 50 countries. SNC-Lavalin performs EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power.