Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) has invited seven prequalified firms and consortia to submit tenders for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 230,000 b/d capacity refinery at Duqm, on the Arabian Sea coast of central Oman.

DRPIC says that 15 international firms have prequalified for the tender, in a combination of joint ventures, alliances and sole entities. The company plans to award the work in two EPC packages: one will cover all...