Orpic ... building an NGL pipeline

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 Com pany

PMC : EIL – Engineers India Ltd

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. Orpic plans to adopt the mixed steam cracker technology in order to accept ethane, natural gas liquids (NGL), mixed liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and other condensate as feedstock (will be supplied by OGC’s LPG and NGL Extraction Plants).

Project Status

February 2019: Galfar Engineering and Contracting wins a subcontract valued at $1.9 million from Punj Lloyd. The contract covers the erection and installation of 14-inch Block Valve Station (BVS) piping for the Fahud-Sohar pipeline’s natural gas liquid (NGL) component

Project Scope

The scope of work for includes the construction of:

• A 14', 300 km natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline (from the New Fahud NGL Plant to the Steam Cracker Unit at Sohar)

• A 32', 301 km gas pipeline (parallel to the existing 32' Fahud – Sohar pipeline for OGC.)

• Block valve

• Pigging stations

• Associated facilities

Project Finance

Oman Refineries & Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is the client.

13 Mar 2016 - Orpic closes the financing facility for the project.

Project Schedule

Feed ITB Q3-2013

Feed Q1-2014

EPC ITB Q3-2014

Engineering & Procurement Q4-2015

Construction Q4-2016

Completion Q3-2019