Oman's Port of Salalah plans to add a dedicated jetty for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports as part of its infrastructure enhancements, said a senior official of the port.
The new jetty, designed to support the export of LPG from a new LPG extraction plant under development at the adjoining Salalah Free Zone, will underpin the port’s evolution into a global hub that will serve a diverse variety of product and cargo streams, Ahmed Akaak, deputy CEO, Port of Salalah, was quoted as saying in an Oman Daily Observer report.
He said that this jetty will definitely add value to Salalah as it becomes a multipurpose port.
Akaak added that the organisation are setting up another component to its liquid facilities which will provide significant returns, not only to the port, but to the country as well.
The official made the comments at last week’s sign-off ceremony at which agreements were signed with various stakeholders for the implementation of the sultanate’s first LPG extraction plant at Salalah Free Zone, with related storage and export facilities to be built at the nearby Port of Salalah.
The $826 million LPG extraction plant and support infrastructure is being implemented by Salalah LPG SFZCO, wholly owned by Oman Gas Company — part of Oman Oil Group.
The LPG export jetty will be an integral part of a liquid hub currently under development as part of the new general cargo terminal project being implemented at the port, added the report.