Oman Floats EPC Tender for Duqm Refinery

Source: Times of Oman 9/27/2014, Location: Middle East

Duqm Refinery has invited reputed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors to participate in a competitive bidding process for the development of 230,000 barrels per day grass root petrochemicals refinery in Duqm.

The contract comes as result of the implementation of strategic objectives aimed at achieving best practices. The refinery seeks the participation of domestic, regional and international contractors in the project which is being labelled as one of the most economically important projects in Oman till now, said a press release from the company.

"The journey has just begun, the release of the EPC pre-qualification tender is a very significant step in the Duqm refinery's book of achievements. We aim to benchmark our success at the international level by setting high standards in operation and in adding value to an area that is believed to be the economic hub of Oman and a major player in the region," said Jacobus Nieuwenhuijze, project director of Duqm Refinery.

The refinery seeks qualified contractors who have experience in the field of refineries and petrochemical plant design and construction. The final tender will be announced at a later date after all the bids have been processed.

Economic contribution
The projects aims to develop the local economy in particular and also contribute heavily to the national GDP. This venture will honour the achievement of international standards by giving Duqm a name as a major player in the field, therefore adding intangible value to Duqm as a brand while introducing new industries to the area.

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and International Petroleum Investment Company. This strategic partnership has led to the establishment of the Duqm refinery, in Al Duqm located in the South East Al Wusta governorate of the Sultanate of Oman.

This gives the project a strategic maritime location and a competitive advantage being in the path of international shipping lines in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea thus easing the process of transport in and out of the region.

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