Netherlands-headquartered CB&I has won further work on Orpic’s revamp of Oman’s Sohar refinery under contracts worth more than $50mn from construction contractors Petrofac of the UK and Korea’s Daelim. CB&I says it will design and supply delayed coking, hydrocracking, crude and vacuum heaters, and a steam reformer. State refiner Orpic recently broke ground for the project, which will expand crude distillation capacity from 116,000 b/d to 197,000 b/d in 2016 and “ensure deeper conversion of the Omani crude barrel.”

CB&I has already provided process technology for the refinery’s delayed coker, while its Chevron Lummus Global joint venture licensed the hydrocracker technology. The company performed front-end engineering design (FEED) for the revamp and is acting as management consultant to Orpic. CB&I is also a key player in Orpic’s Liwa Plastics project, where it is undertaking FEED work, while providing technology for the steam cracker, NGL extraction plant and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit (MEES, 18 July). (CONTINUED - 275 WORDS)