CB&I details scope of Omani plastics project contract

CB&I, Houston, and Taiwan’s CTCI Corp., Taipei, have released additional details regarding the joint venture’s scope of work under a recently awarded contract from Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) for its Liwa Plastics Industries Project (LPIP) in Oman’s Sohar Industrial Port Area (OGJ Online, Aug. 7, 2014).

As part of the $2.8-billion contract, the JV will provide engineering, procurement, and construction for LPIP’s steam cracker package, which includes a grassroots 880,000-tonne/year ethylene plant, pygas unit, methyl tertiary butyl ether unit, and all related off site installations and utilities, CB&I said.

CB&I also will deliver construction of cryogenic and atmospheric storage tanks, as well as pipe spool fabrication, the service provider said.

Contract award details follow ORPIC’s Dec. 17 announcement that it had signed more than 15 contracts to build, operate, and finance the LPIC, including agreements with more than 20 local and international banks, financial institutions, and export credit agencies that will provide $3.8 billion to ensure the project’s completion (OGJ Online, Dec. 18, 2015).

To be located adjacent to OPRIC’s existing refinery and petrochemical plants at Sohar in order to utilize existing products currently being exported as feedstock, LPIC is due for startup in 2019, ORPIC said.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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