Consultants appointed to study Iran-Oman gas pipeline

Iran-Oman pipelineIran-Oman gas pipeline: Iran and Oman have appointed two firms of independent consultants to prepare a feasibility study for the construction of a land and sea gas pipeline between the two countries. The Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (IOEC) has been awarded the contract to study the maritime section of the project, while Pars Consulting Engineers (PCE) will look at the overland section.
Their appointments were announced yesterday on the eve of Oman’s Energy Minister Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi to Tehran. 200km of the $60bn, 400km would run overland from Rudan to Kuh-e Mubarak in Iran’s southern Hormozgan Province, while the seabed section would run for a similar distance to the Omani port of Sohar. The pipeline is expected to have an annual capacity of 28m m³.