Oman Methanol Company LLC

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OMC Factory SunsetOman Methanol Company LLC (OMC) is a Joint Venture between Oman Methanol Holding Company LLC, a division of Omar Zawawi Establishment (OMZEST) and Methanol Holding International Limited (MHIL) of the Caribbean. OMC operates a world scale methanol plant at Sohar Industrial Port in Sultanate of Oman.

OMC was founded in 2004 and immediately started construction of its methanol plant, which started production on 1st September 2007. This world-scale Plant is designed to produce more than 3,000 tons premium-grade methanol per day.

OMC has a state-of-the-art plant, staffed by a team of experts and professionals with extensive experience of working in chemical and petrochemical Industries.

In line with other major chemical companies globally, OMC has a strong focus on Health, Safety and Environment performance and this is a top priority in all its operations. OMC puts “Safety First in Everything we do!”

OMC has a long term sales and marketing agreement with Helm AG, an international chemicals marketer based in Hamburg, Germany. Helm supplies methanol to a wide variety of customers across the globe, including supplying OMC product to customers across the region from the Mediterranean to Japan.

For its logistics arrangements for the distribution of methanol by sea to its end consumers, OMC closely cooperates with SPI Marine, a ship broker which has its head office in Singapore and also operates locally in Sohar. As part of its contract shipping arrangements, OMC also has long term Time Charters for two vessels,                                                                                               the Gulf Élan and the Gulf Esprit.

OMC Gulf Elan

Methanol is a key chemical intermediate and is becoming increasingly important in the fuels sectors. Downstream industrial products include formaldehyde, acetic acid, polyesters, acrylics and methylamines. In fuels, methanol is a feedstock for dimethyl ether (DME) and biodiesel, and is also blended directly into gasoline, while DME is blended into LPG. As a liquid under ambient conditions, methanol is relatively easy to store and transport.

OMC Human Potential

The company is committed to the training and development of Omani nationals, coached by professionals with extensive experience in operating world scale plants. OMC places further emphasis on training of young Omanis either studying at or who have graduated from different Universities and Colleges of Higher Technologies in Oman, emphasising career development through technical capability, personal qualities and breadth of experience.

OMC is committed to promoting Omanisation in the company. OMC is actively sponsoring and participating in various events organised by educational Institutions in Oman. In 2009 – 2010, OMC sponsored HSE contest in partnership with the Ministry of Education- Directorate General of Education- Batinah/ North.

As part of its community support and social responsibility initiatives, OMC actively sponsors Outward Bound Oman which offers program aimed at fostering the personal development and social skills of participants by using challenging expeditions in the outdoors.

OMC is a member of Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) and of the Methanol Institute, both of  which serve their members with a variety of data & technical support and provides resources relevant to the petrochemicals and chemicals industry.

OMC Office Building

Contact Details:
Oman Methanol Company LLC
P.O. Box No: 474
Postal Code : 322
Falaj Al Qabail
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +96826865800
Fax: +96826850540 / 541

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