Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company (DRPIC) has announced the award for the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work to commence for its Petrochemicals complex to Wood UK. The FEED services include also the NGL Extraction facility in central Oman and the 230 km pipeline from concession areas to the Petrochemicals complex in Duqm that falls under Oman Oil and Orpic scope. Technology selection and award of the multiple licensed units for the Petrochemical Complex will complete in the early stage of FEED.
The Duqm Petrochemical Project (DPP) is the second stage of the integrated refinery and petrochemical complex planned by Duqm Refinery which comes as part of the strategic partnership between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International.
Oman Oil and Orpic will take lead in developing the NGL extraction unit and required pipeline. NGL plant will be located in the concession areas in central Oman and connected with OGC’s gas network. A pipeline will be constructed to transport NGL stream from the NGL extraction plant to the petrochemical complex.
At the center of the project is a mixed-feed Steam Cracker with a capacity of 1,600 KTPA ethylene processing selected Duqm Refinery product streams; Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Full Range Naphtha (FRN), off gases and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extracted from natural gas available in Central Oman.
The project proposes to produce new products for the first time in Oman such as Ethylene Glycols, Oxo Chemicals, Butadiene and increase the diversity of the existing petrochemical portfolio in Oman.