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TotalEnergies Collaborates with Oman to Innovate in LNG and Renewable Energy

Paris, France – On Monday, TotalEnergies, in collaboration with the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Marsa LNG project during a strategic visit by Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, to Muscat, Oman. The visit included discussions with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said and His Excellency Eng. Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Oman’s Minister of Energy & Minerals.

Strategic Developments and Long-Term Agreements

TotalEnergies and OQ, the Oman National Oil Company, have signed agreements to enhance their energy collaboration. A notable outcome is the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Oman LNG, ensuring TotalEnergies off-takes 0.8 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG over the next decade, starting from 2025.

Furthermore, a joint venture between TotalEnergies (49%) and OQ Alternative Energy (51%) is progressing towards finalizing a plan to develop up to 800 MW of renewable energy projects, including a 300 MWp solar plant designated to power the Marsa LNG operations.

The Marsa LNG project, a partnership between TotalEnergies (80%) and OQ (20%), represents an approach by integrating upstream gas production, downstream gas liquefaction, and renewable power generation. This strategy not only secures the necessary natural gas from the Mabrouk North-East field but also emphasizes sustainability through a dedicated solar power plant to meet the LNG plant’s energy needs.

Set to be one of the world’s most environmentally friendly LNG plants, the Marsa facility will feature technologies to ensure minimal greenhouse gas emissions, with an intensity of less than 3 kg CO2e/boe—significantly lower than the global average for LNG plants.

Socio-Economic Benefits and Regional Development

The Marsa LNG project is poised to create substantial long-term employment opportunities and drive socio-economic growth in Sohar and surrounding regions. The development of the first LNG bunkering hub in the Middle East through this project will also position Oman as a leader in sustainable marine fuel solutions, providing significant reductions in greenhouse gas, nitrogen oxide, sulfur, and fine particle emissions.

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