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Oman flag Duqm refinery project, Oman

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Client: Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries LLC (DRPIC)

Location: 600 km south of Muscat

Project value: US$2 billion

Scope: Engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, training and start-up

The Duqm refinery is a strategic investment for the Sultanate of Oman and will form the cornerstone of the Duqm Special Economic Zone, Oman’s next industrial centre.

The development occupies more than 2,000 acres and, when completed, will have the capacity to process around 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Diesel, jet fuel, naptha and LPG will be its primary products.

Petrofac, in a 50/50 joint venture with Samsung Engineering, was awarded the EPC package 2 contract worth approximately US$2 billion. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, training and start-up operations for all the utilities and offsites at Duqm.

The refinery is based in Al Duqm, around 600 km south of Muscat. 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, easing the process of transport in and out of the region.

It will be one of the growth engines for the Special Economic Zone, providing development opportunities for new projects that will directly and indirectly interface with the refinery.