Douglas OHI, Interserve’s associate company in Oman, and Interserve’s UK construction business have been awarded a contract by the joint venture of CB&I and CTCI for the delivery of building and associated utilities package (EPC Package 1) at the Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) Project in Suhar.
The project has been part-funded with the support of UK Export Finance.
The US$6.4bn LPIC development forms one of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company’s (Orpic) strategic growth projects to enhance its product mix and business model, in addition to supporting the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman.
Work has already started to engineer and build a total of 62 buildings, comprising a total floor area of 33,000 square metres.
The Rt Hon Lord Astor of Hever, Trade Envoy to Oman, commented:
“I am pleased to see the UK actively involved in the development of downstream oil and gas projects in Oman such as the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) Project. Douglas OHI and Interserve, have won this important sub-contract, and I am delighted to see this strong example of how UK Export Finance can support key projects in Oman”.
Michael Hall, Tendering & Engineering Manager at Douglas OHI, said:
“This contract award is the first of its kind for Interserve. Working closely with our client, we tailored our proposal to incorporate key components set by UK Export Finance (UKEF). When consolidated with other selected packages, Orpic, the project end user, was able to obtain financial support from UKEF to deliver the overall project.”
“Douglas OHI has a strong history of supporting international EPC contractors with civil and building works throughout the Sultanate of Oman. This award not only builds upon our experience in this sector, but further expands our support capabilities and offering to our clients”. With this new contract award, we look forward to delivering first-class project capabilities.”
George Franks, Managing Director at Interserve International, commented:
“By demonstrating our UK strength along with our international experience and best practice we are able to showcase our capabilities to support international EPC contractors with their UKEF requirements, thus supporting supply chains across the United Kingdom and Middle East. These capabilities and continued backing from the British Government will provide us with greater opportunities in the market to not only support future EPC projects, but also provide direct support to leading client’s internationally.”
About Douglas OHI
Douglas OHI is a leading provider of construction services with a national business network, offering the flexibility to undertake a full range of sustainable solutions for building and civil engineering projects from business case, through design, procurement, construction and ongoing after-care. For more information, visit www.douglasohi.com.
Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Our vision is to redefine the future for people and places. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK and FTSE listed, we have gross revenues of £3.7 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide.
Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company SAOC) is one of Oman’s largest companies and one of the most rapidly growing businesses in the Middle East oil industry. Orpic’s Refineries in Suhar and Muscat, as well as the Aromatics and Polypropylene Plants in Suhar, provide fuel, chemicals, plastics, and other petroleum products, to Oman and to the world. To continue to meet the needs of Oman, and international markets, Orpic is undertaking three strategic growth projects known as [Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline (MSPP – 2017), Suhar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP – 2017) and Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC – 2020)], in line with the company’s strategy to add value to the Oil and Gas resources of Oman. For more information, please visit www.orpic.om.
LPIC is a steam cracker project which will process light ends produced in Orpic’s Suhar Refinery and its Aromatics Plant as well as optimize natural gas liquids (NGLs) extracted from currently available natural gas supplies. Its concept lies in rerouting elements of existing production in combination with additional purchased feedstocks to deliver high value polymer products for the local and international marketplaces. After LPIC, plastics production will have increased by one million tonnes, giving Orpic a total of 1.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene production by 2020.
For further information please contact:
Michael Hall; Tendering & Engineering Manager, Douglas OHI
Davinder Khindey; Marketing Communications Manager, Douglas OHI