Order placed on behalf of Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)
Siemens and its Dresser-Rand business will supply two gas turbine-driven compressor trains and two gas turbine generator packages sets for the Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex, a major petrochemical project in Oman, the company has announced in a press statement.
The natural gas extraction plant in Fahud, situated approximately 300 kilometers southwest of the capital of Muscat, is part of the industrial complex. It extracts valuable liquefied natural gases.
The order was placed by GS Engineering & Construction Corp., a Korean construction firm, for the state-run Oman oil refineries and petrochemical provider, Orpic, which will operate the plant and the industrial complex. The natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction plant is expected to go into operation in 2019.
“We are proud to assist Oman with such a large and important petrochemical project,” said Judy Marks, head of New Equipment Solutions at Dresser-Rand. “With our technology and our project management expertise, we are able to offer our customers the most powerful solution for this application,” she added.
“This latest contribution backs the expansion of Oman’s petrochemicals industry as well as its economic diversification goals,” said Markus-Erich Strohmeier, CEO of Siemens in Oman.
Siemens has also supplied five gas turbines for the Sur independent power project, the largest gas-fired power plant project in the eastern province of Oman. It had also supplied two turnkey combined cycle power plants for Barka and Sohar along the Batinah coast in the North of the Sultanate.