Petrofac and Daelim joint venture win Sohar Refinery deal

Refinery oman-RandyA38 flickrThe refinery was originally constructed and commissioned in 2006. (Image source: RandyA38/Flickr)A 50-50 joint venture of Petrofac and Daelim has won a three-year engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of Oman’s Sohar Refinery expansion project

The contract is reportedly valued at US$2.1bn. Located in the Sohar Industrial Area and awarded by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic),the scope of work also encompasses start-up and commissioning services at the refinery as well as improvements at the existing facility and addition of new refining units.

The Sohar Refinery was originally constructed and commissioned in 2006 and Orpic will be investing in improvements at the site to enhance the current production capacity. When complete, the revamped facility will increase current output by more than 70 per cent, Orpic added.

Subramanian Sarma, MD of Petrofac’s Onshore Engineering and Construction business, said, “Partnering with Daelim to deliver this project leverages our respective delivery capability for the refinery market, complementing our existing track record. We have also been executing projects in Oman since 1988, having a detailed appreciation for the operating environment.”

Petrofac also announced that it has completed the Kauther depletion compression project in Oman for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).



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