Petrofac, Daelim to help expand key Oman refinery
The refinery was originally constructed and commissioned in 2006 and ORPIC is now investing in improvements at the site to enhance the current production capacity. When work from Petrofac and Daelim is complete, it is anticipated that the revamped facility will boost current output by over 70%.
A 50-50 joint venture of Petrofac and Korean-based Daelim
Industrial Co. has been awarded a 36-month engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Oman
Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC),
officials said on Monday.
The contract value is worth $2.1 billion.
Located in the Sohar Industrial Area, 230 km northwest of
Muscat, the scope of work encompasses engineering,
, start-up and
commissioning services at the refinery.
The contract includes improvements at the existing
facility as well as the addition of new refining
constructed and commissioned in 2006, and ORPIC is now
investing in improvements at the site to enhance the
current production capacity. When complete, it is
anticipated that the revamped facility will increase
current output by more than 70%.
"Partnering with Daelim to deliver this project
respective delivery capability for the refinery
our existing track record," said Subramanian
Sarma,managing director of Petrofac's onshore engineering
"We have also been executing project
s in Oman since 1988,
having a detailed appreciation for the operating environment
. ORPIC is a new
customer for us and we look forward to strengthening our
relationship as the project
The specific capacity of the upgraded refinery
was not disclosed.