Sohar, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum

Industries Company (Orpic) today signed an agreement with Oman

Gas Company for the operation and maintenance of the LNG

Extraction Plan and the associated pipelines a package of Liwa

Plastic Industries Complex.

The agreement signing ceremony was held under the auspices of

Dr. Ali bin Masud al-Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry in the

presence of a number of public and private sectors’ officials.

The agreement was signed by Ahmed bin Saleh al-Jahdami, CEO of

Orpic and Sultan bin Hamad al-Bartamani, Acting Executive General

Manager of Oman Gas Company.

As per the agreement, Oman Gas Company will provide specialized

service for the operation and maintenance of the new Gas Plant in

Fahoud, which was designed as integrated plant as part of Liwa Plastic

Industries. Oman Gas Company will take over the management of the

plant and the operation of 14-inch pipeline which extends for about 300

km linking the gas liquids extraction plant in Fahoud with Liwa Plastic

Industries Complex in Sohar.

The merger for the C2 extracted from the natural gas from Fahoud

plant with the chemicals extracted from Orpic will enhance integration

and flexibility of the company’s operations and helps in ensuring

optimum use of the raw materials.

Ahmed bin Saleh al-Jahdami, CEO of Orpic said that the project is

one of the strategic growth projects for the company and one of the

manufacturing industries projects underway in the Sultanate. About

67% of the project worth of $ 6.7 billion have been completed. The

project will produce more than 1000 products that are used in the

different plastic industries.

On his part, Sultan bin Hamad al-Bartamani, Acting Executive GM of

Oman Gas Company said that the project is one of the resources that

will add important value. The agreement aims at having a specialized

company to operate the local pipelines network and merge it in the

downstream model for the gas facilities on the long term.

It should be noted that the gas liquid extraction plant is the second

plant operated by Oman Gas Company after Salalah LPG Plant. The

company is building a new 22-inch gas pipeline parallel to the existing

32-inch pipeline between Fahoud and Sohar to meet the growing

demand for natural gas at Sohar Port area and ensure natural gas

supplies for Ibri area.

Source: Oman News Agency