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