Progress on Oman’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex reaches 98%

Construction work on the $6.7bn (OMR2.6bn) Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC), which Oman Oil and Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries’ (Orpic) are developing is 98% complete.

The Sultanate’s Oman Oil Company (OQ) has revealed that project has achieved a significant safety milestone by recording 121.5 million Lost Time Injury-free (LTI) man-hours at the construction site of the project.

Revealing details about the project’s progress, OQ said that $1.5bn (OMR 577.5m) has been invested in local goods and services as part of the project.

American engineering and contracting heavyweight Mcdermott has been working alongside CB&I on the project, which upon commissioning would help increase Orpic’s plastic production by more than one million tonnes, giving Oman Oil and Orpic a total of 1.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene production by 2020.

[Image: Twitter/ OQ]

OQ said on its official Twitter account: “LPIC, one of the largest OQ projects, will set to further increase the value that can be derived from crude oil & natural gas and serves as a platform to create jobs and growth opportunities for the Sultanate.”


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