Dubai, Oman Refineries and Petroleum

Industries Company (Orpic) received the “Downstream Project of the

Year” award 2018 at the Oil and Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals

Middle East Awards (RPME) ceremony that was held in Dubai in the

United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Andres Suarez, General Manager of Orpic Logistics Company

(OLC) pointed out that winning this award reflects the importance of

the Muscat-Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP) project and Al Jifnain

Terminal for the integration of the logistics system in the Sultanate.

He added that winning the award will motivate us to continue

our efforts to achieve the company’s vision namely to compete in the

world markets in the field of refineries and petrochemical industries

with Omani efficiencies.

This Muscat-Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP) project and Al

Jifnain Terminal, into which USD 336 million have been invested,

involves important logistics infrastructure, which allows the

transportation of more than 70% of the country’s fuel through the

modern storage installation of Al Jifnain, as well as satisfying the future

domestic demand for fuel. This project also contributes to the

improvement of road safety and the reduction of pollution and traffic

congestion in Muscat.

In addition, the impact on the local economy has seen USD

149 million be spent on local purchases and contracts with small and

medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Sultanate. This figure represents

44% of the total cost of the project, in addition to about 170,000 cubic

meters of storage capacity, which will enhance the Sultanate’s storage

capacity of refined products by 70%.

Source: Oman News Agency