ORPIC prequalifies firm in first stage of US$ 3.6 bn Liwa Plastics Petrochem complex two stage EPC contract

Posted on 8th December 2014

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) has completed the first stage of the two-stage tender for pre-qualification for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work packages for the estimated US$ 3.6 billion Liwa Plastics Project (LPP) petrochemical complex in Sohar, reports Oman Tribune.


The company had invited applications for the pre-qualification to tender for one, or several, of the four EPC packages, including a 859-KTA (kilo tonnes per annum) steam cracker, 880-KTA polymer units, a natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction unit (all with off-site works and utilities), and a 300-km long NGL pipeline.

The first stage involved pre-qualification of individual entities, while the second stage will focus on evidence of formation of the proposed joint ventures/consortia, according to the company. Only first stage pre-qualifiers will be permitted to participate in the second stage. The bidders were given the choice of applying for tier I (acting as single entities or lead partners in a future JV) or for tier II (acting as partners in a future JV).

The companies eligible to enter the second stage for the steam cracker project are CB&I, CTCI, Daelim, Hanwha, JGC, Samsung and Toyo in tier-I and Bechtel, Essar, GS, Hyundai, Intecsa, Petrofac, Saipem, Tecnicas Reunidas and Tecnimont in tier-II.

For the polymers project it will be Daelim, GS, Linde, Saipem, Samsung, Tecnimont and ThyssenKrupp in Tier-I and Bechtel, CTCI, Foster Wheeler, Intecsa, Larsen & Toubro, Mitsui, Petrofac, Sinopec, TECHINT and Tecnicas Reunidas in tier-II.

The tier-I companies for the NGL extraction project are Bechtel, Chiyoda, Fluor, GS, Hyundai, JGC, SK and Toyo and Black and Veatch, CB&I, CTCI, Foster Wheeler, Hyundai, Itochu, Larsen & Toubro, Mitsui, Saipem, TECHINT, Tecnicas Reunidas and Tecnimont for tier-II.

For the NGL pipeline project tier-I, the companies that qualified are Bechtel, Dodsal, Larsen & Toubro, Punj Lloyd, Saipem and Tecnicas Reunidas. For tier-II it is Consolidated Contractors, Essar, Gulf Petrochemical, KazStroyService, TECHINT and The Petroleum Projects Petrojet. The tenders would be issued sometime early in 2015, once the second stage of the pre-qualification had been completed.

The ITT will be issued in two stages. The first stage is planned to start at the end of January 2015 with the basic design engineering package (BDEP) information and the conditions of contract to be issued to the bidders. The company would continue with the second stage at the end of March 2015, once the front-end engineering design (FEED) had been finalized.

The polymer and cracker unites would be next to the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project. The LPP would include an ethylene cracking plant, high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, linear low density polyethylene plant (LLDPE), new polypropylene plant, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) plant, butene-1 plant and associated utilities and off-site facilities. It would be integrated with the Sohar refinery, aromatics complex and polypropylene plant.

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