Oman Methanol Company LLC (OMC) was formed in 2004. Current ownership of OMC is Oman Methanol Horizon Company LLC and Methanol Holdings International Limited (MHIL). The OMC Plant is located in the Sohar Industrial Port complex on the Gulf of Oman with access to global markets by sea. The methanol plant and facilities commenced operation in 2007 and currently produce more than 3,000 tonnes of refined methanol per day. The Company is staffed and operated by a team of highly trained and competent professionals with extensive experience in the Petrochemical Industry. The majority of the staff at OMC are Omani nationals who are provided with extensive training programs which are developed specifically for each individual. The sales and marketing of our products is managed by Helm AG. In the global Chemicals markets, Helm is one of the leading sales and marketing Companies supplying the Methanol produced by OMC to industrial consumers in markets around the world. OMC also has long term Time Charters for two vessels, the Gulf Elan and the Gulf Esprit and the Company’s marine logistics are coordinated by SPI Marine Asia based in Singapore. OMC is a member of Gulf Petrochemicals Chemicals Association (GPCA) and the Methanol Institute.


Methanol is a versatile chemical intermediate used in the manufacture of a broad range of downstream applications which we use in our daily lives, including fuel additives, solvents, polymers and specialized compounds. As a low emission fuel additive methanol is used in gasoline and LPG blending and is a key component in the manufacture of biodiesel.