Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Co. (ORPIC) has let a contract to CB&I to provide ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for its proposed Liwa Plastics Project (LPP) at the Sohar Industrial Port Area in Oman.
Under the agreement, CB&I will deliver FEED services for a grassroots 800,000-tonne/year ethylene plant, a pygas unit, a methyl tertiary butyl ether and butene-1 unit, two polymer plants, a gas plant and pipeline, as well as related offsites and utilities, CB&I said.
The planned ethylene plant will use technology provided by CB&I, including its SRT cracking heaters and its recovery section design, which features low-pressure separation and mixed refrigeration to minimize investment costs.
The contract is valued at more than $40 million, the company said.
ORPIC said earlier in the month that LPP, which will be adjacent to the company’s existing refinery and petrochemical plants at Sohar, is valued at $3.6 billion.
Scheduled for completion in 2018, LPP revolves around a steam cracker unit and will enable ORPIC to produce polypropylene as well as polyethylene, according to ORPIC.