Orpic Awards Liwa Plastics Project, Targets 2Q18 Start-Up

Omani state refiner Orpic has moved forward its $3.6bn Liwa Plastics Project (LPP) with the award of two key contracts.

Engineers India Ltd (EIL) will be project management contractor at Liwa, while Netherlands-headquartered CB&I will license the cracker technology and undertake front-end engineering design (FEED).

Feedstock for the plant, slated for 2018 completion, will comprise light ends from Orpic’s neighboring 116,000 b/d Sohar refinery and NGLs recovered from the Fahud gas field to the south. The project includes building an NGL extraction plant at Fahud and a 300km pipeline to deliver NGLs to the Liwa complex (MEES, 23 August 2013).

It will include an 800,000 tons/year ethylene cracker, a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant, a polypropylene (PP) plant, a methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant, a butene-1 plant, and associated utility and offsite facilities. The scope of the $40mn project management contract will include overseeing the construction of the petrochemicals complex, the NGL plant and the pipeline. (CONTINUED - 599 WORDS)

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