Oman’s Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) has issued prequalification documents for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a new 230,000 b/d refinery in the Duqm special economic zone.

The EPC award is expected in 2016 with a view to 2018 plant start-up. The refinery development cost is estimated at $6bn. (CONTINUED - 279 WORDS)