Oman’s state refinery and petrochemicals firm Orpic says it has received a positive response to its tender for four engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts comprising the Liwa Plastics project, which will be built at Sohar for start-up in 2018.

The plant will process 36,000 b/d of light ends from Orpic’s Sohar refinery – which is currently being expanded from 116,000 b/d to 197,000 b/d crude throughput capacity – and 24,000 b/d of NGLs from the Fahud field, to give polyethylene, polypropylene, MTBE and butane-1. (CONTINUED - 601 WORDS)