PRE-QUALIFICATION BID FOR ORPIC’S LIWA PROJECT TO CLOSE ON SEPT 18

MUSCAT: Liwa Plastics Project (LPP), one of the largest projects currently under way in Oman, will close the pre-qualification document collection process on September 18.

The pre-qualification tender is for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages on the US$3.6bn Sohar-based petrochemical project.

There are four EPC packages involved, comprising an 859KTA steam cracker, an 880KTA polymer unit, a natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction unit, and a 300km-long NGL pipeline, an Orpic said.

The pre-qualification tender will be carried out in two stages. The first stage involves pre-qualification of individual entities and no commitment or indication is required of the applicants as to the identity of their potential future JV or consortium partners.

After the results of the first stage are announced, the second pre-qualification stage will concern the evidence of formation of the proposed JVs/consortia. The pre-qualification tender documents are published on Orpic’s website.

Orpic intends to issue to the prequalified applicants the actual invitation to tender (ITT) for the four work packages at the beginning of 2015, once the current front-end engineering design (FEED) has been finalised. LPP will be located next to the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), which is currently being constructed.

It will include an ethylene cracking plant, high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, linear low density polyethylene plant (LLDPE), new polypropylene plant, MTBE plant, butene-1 plant and associated utilities and off-site facilities.

SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY