21 November 2013 10:46 [Source: ICIS news]
DUBAI (ICIS)--Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic) has received bids for the front-end engineering design (FEED) tender issued for its $3.6bn (€2.7bn) integrated Sohar plastics project, a company source said on Thursday.
The project comprises a 800,000 tonne/year steam cracker that will use a mix of feeds –including condensates and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – that is slated to start up in 2018, the source told ICIS at the sidelines of the 8th Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum in Dubai.
The project also includes a 838,000 tonne/year linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)/high density PE (HDPE) swing plant, a 215,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant, and a 46,000 tonne/year benzene unit that are also scheduled to come on stream in 2018, he said.
The company’s existing 160,000 bbl/day refinery at Sohar would be expanded by 82,000 bbl/day by 2017, the company source said.
($1 = €0.75)
Additional reporting by Peh Soo Hwee
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