Oman has expanded the scope of its Sohar refining and petchems integration program with plans for an $850mn purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) complex.

Oman International Petrochemical Industry Company (Ompet) has invited bids for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the new packaging materials plant. This will be built at Sohar, where work is already under way on a refinery expansion, a plastics project and a products pipeline network. (CONTINUED - 609 WORDS)