TotalEnergies has delayed by several months the tender for an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Oman’s Sohar bunkering and liquefied natural gas plant project.

At least three people familiar with the development told Upstream that the Oman LNG project has been hit by delays, with the award now expected to slip into next year.

“The tender process has already been delayed by more than six months and the key EPC contract is unlikely to be awarded before 2022,” one person directly involved with the project told Upstream.