Oman to float Duqm refinery FEED contract

Eight firms have pre-qualified to participate in the FEED tender, with EPC set to be floated in Q3 2013

Oman’s Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) has announced the commencement of work on the preliminary engineering design for a major petrochemicals hub on the Sultanate’s Wusta coast.

The preliminary design will provide the groundwork Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the $6bn facility,which is set to be tendered by around the end of 2012, or early next year.

DRPIC has commissioned its newly appointed project management consultant, Shaw Energy and Chemicals Limited, to complete the preliminary engineering design.

So far, around eight firms have been prequalified to participate in the FEED tender, documents for which are currently under preparation.

The tender for the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contract is likely to be floated in the third quarter of 2013. The refinery will be built at a 900-hectare site located just north of the Port of Duqm and connected to a proposed Liquid Jetty by a pipeline system.

Duqm Petroleum Terminal Company (DPTC), a 10-90 joint venture between the Port of Duqm Company  and Oman Oil Company will operate and manage the jetty.

The facility will be designed to accommodate ships of around 150,000 deadweight ton (DWT) capacity, bringing crude feedstock or loading refined products for export.


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