Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) exports its methanol through ships in bulk from the Port of Salalah, which is in the nearby vicinity of the plant.
Oman Trading International (OTI) is the off taker of methanol from the Company and sells on behalf of SMC. OTI was incorporated in 2006 as a joint venture between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Vitol. OTI was established with the primary objective of trading oil, petroleum products and petrochemicals in the global market place. In November 2015, Vitol’s shareholding in OTI was transferred to the State General Reserve Fund, meaning OTI is now proudly 100% owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman.
Most of the methanol goes to international markets in China, South East Asia, Far East Asia and Europe. The customers rely on SMC and OTI to deliver this essential chemical building block used in numerous industrial and consumer products.