OMAN

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has revealed the prequalifiers for four EPC contracts in the $3.6bn Liwa Plastics project at Sohar. It has also made a strategic refined products pipeline and storage award.

Orpic is aiming to start up the Liwa plant in 2018, to produce mainly plastics from 36,000 b/d of light ends from the Sohar refinery – where Orpic is expanding crude distillation capacity from 116,000 b/d to 197,000 b/d – and 24,000 b/d of NGLs from...