CB&I bags Orpic’s $2.8 billion EPC contract in Oman

CB&I bags Orpic’s $2.8 billion EPC contract in Oman

11:12 AM, 22nd December 2015
CB&I bags Orpic’s $2.8 billion EPC contract in Oman

THE WOODLANDS, US: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV (CB&I) said that its joint venture between CB&I and CTCI Corporation has signed a contract valued at approx $2.8 billion with Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the steam cracker package for the Liwa Plastics industrial complex project in Sohar, Oman.

The scope of work includes EPC for a grassroots 880-ktpa ethylene plant, pygas unit and MTBE unit, as well as all the related off-sites and utilities.

CB&I’s scope of work also includes construction of cryogenic and atmospheric storage tanks and pipe spool fabrication. The cracker will employ CB&I’s latest, proven ethylene technology, including highly selective short residence time (SRT) cracking heaters, and its innovative recovery section design, featuring low-pressure separation and mixed refrigeration.

“We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Orpic and appreciate their confidence in our proven expertise and integrated offering, which includes technology, proprietary equipment, pipe fabrication and storage, as well as engineering, procurement and construction,” said Philip Asherman, president and CEO, CB&I.

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