Name of client : Orpic – Oman Refinery Company
Revised budget : $303 million
Facility type : Gas
Sector : Pipeline
Status : Construction
Location : Sohar
Feed : CB&I – Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
PMC : Engineers India
Main contractor : Punj Lloyd
The purpose of Liwa Plastics Project is to increase the production of plastics from the current 200,000 tonnes per year (tpy) to 1.4 million tpy by 2018. The existing Sohar refinery is treating 116,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil with propylene output 40 per cent too short to feed the current polypropylene unit. With the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project Orpic will increase the refinery capacity to 176,000 bpd in order to produce more transportation fuels and to increase the feedstock available for the Liwa Plastics project. The project will use both natural gas products from Sohar refinery to produce high density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polypropylene (PP). The 14-inch, 300 km pipeline, part of the LPIC project will travel from the New Fahud NGL Plant to the Steam Cracker Unit at Sohar, and the 32-inch, 301 km gas pipeline will be laid parallel to the existing 32-inch Fahud Sohar pipeline for OGC, the pipeline is being laid to supply gas for North Power station.
October 2016: Punj Lloyd has started implementing the 300 km pipeline to transport NGL from the Fahud station to Sohar Industrial Port at a cost of $112 million.
The scope of work for includes the construction of:
• A 14-inch, 300 km natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline (from the New Fahud NGL Plant to the Steam Cracker Unit at Sohar)
• A 32-inch, 301 km gas pipeline (parallel to the existing 32-inch Fahud – Sohar pipeline for OGC.)
• Block valve
• Pigging stations
• Associated facilities
Oman Refineries & Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is the client.
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