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AMJ advises on US$728mn Salalah Methanol financing

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Salalah Methanol financing

AMJ recently acted as Oman legal counsel advising a syndicate of international, regional and local financial institutions on the US$728 million project financing of the Salalah ammonia project which closed in August 2017.

The 12-year facility was partly used to refinance the existing debt of Salalah Methanol Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, with the remaining US$443 million allocated to develop a new ammonia plant in Salalah.

Clifford Chance acted as international counsel for the lenders group which comprised of a syndicate of 12 lenders led by Standard Chartered Bank.

The AMJ team was led by Marcus Pery, banking and finance partner, with support from senior associate Andrew Coddington. Commenting on the transaction, Marcus Pery said: “There was a very strong appetite for the financing of this project from both local and international institutions and we are delighted to have assisted in helping the transaction to reach financial close within a relatively short period of time.”