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Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has announced the groupings of firms prequalified to bid for four engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages for the $3.6bn Liwa Plastics project at Sohar. The firms have been split into 19 bidding units (see table).
Orpic announced a full list of prequalified firms in December, grouped into potential lead partners or single entities and potential joint ventures partners. After a first stage of prequalifying the individual firms, Orpic undertook as second stage of forming joint ventures (MEES, 19 December 2014).
The plant will be built in four parts. An 800,000 tons/year steam cracker will incorporate CB&I process technology. A polymers plant will include 500,000 t/y linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), 300,000 t/y high density polyethylene (HDPE) and 215,000 t/y polypropylene units. An NGL extraction plant will be built in Fahud field. A 300km NGL pipeline will deliver NGLs from Fahud to the Liwa complex.
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