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Construction of Orpic's Liwa Plastics complex in Oman 67% complete

The $6.7bn project is on track to open in 2020, Orpic confirmed

Orpic's Liwa Plastics Industry Complex is 67% through with construction [image: ONA].
Orpic's Liwa Plastics Industry Complex is 67% through with construction [image: ONA].

Construction work on Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries’ (Orpic) Liwa Plastics Industry project has exceeded 67.8% on all four of its phases. Orpic said the development is on track to complete in 2020, and has achieved 31 million man-hours without loss-time injury since its commencement.  

Engineering, procurement, and construction work for the $6.7bn (OMR) project span a four-year period, and is expected to add local value to the sultanate’s industry.

Orpic said it is working closely with the key contractors involved with all four phases of the project.

READ: Orpic inaugurates $336m product pipeline, fuel terminal in Muscat

Tenders totalling $209m (OMR80.3m) have been awarded for the project to date, and more than 350 small- and medium-sized firms have won deals valued at $20m (OMR8m).

Plastic production in the country is expected to rise by 1.8 million tonnes when the Liwa Plastics Industry Complex begins operations.

Dr Hilal bin Abdullah al-Hinai, director general of support services at Orpic, said the project would generate employment opportunities in the sultanate, as well as support small and medium enterprises through local contracts and tenders, ONA reported.

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