Wood awarded contract for petrochemicals project in Oman

Article by Amanda Doyle

WOOD has been awarded a contract by Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company (DRPIC) for a proposed onshore petrochemicals facility in Oman.

The facility would be located at the Special Economic Zone Area Duqm (SEZAD) in southern Oman. SEZAD is one of the largest developments of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa and DPRIC is a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International.

Wood will provide FEED (front-end engineering design) for the facility. The project will be delivered by Wood’s teams in Oman and the UK and work is due to be completed by Q3 2020. Wood has already delivered studies for the facility which will include a steam cracker unit and production facilities for hydrogen, syngas, methanol, and other petrochemicals.

Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, said: “This new contract continues our strong track record in delivering robust engineering design services on large, complex capital projects for greenfield developments in the Middle East. The award also demonstrates DRPIC’s confidence in our ability to successfully execute key design projects in support of their significant investment in Oman’s petrochemicals industry and continued growth of the SEZAD.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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