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Plastic complex deal awarded

January 2016

State-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has awarded 15 agreements, including four major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, for its $6.4-billion plastic manufacturing complex in Sohar region of the sultanate.

The EPC contracts for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex are for building a polymers plant in Sohar industrial area, a natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction plant in Fahud, a steam cracker plant and a 300-km-long pipeline from Fahud to Sohar, reported the Times of Oman.

The project commissioning is expected in 2019. The first EPC contract for building a steam cracker and utilities was clinched by CB&I and the CTCI Corporation joint venture; while the second one for building a plastic unit was won by Tecnimont. The third for the NGL extraction unit went to the joint venture of GS Engineering and Construction and Mitsui and the fourth for the NGL pipeline was won by Punj Lloyd.

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