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March 31, 2014

CB&I awarded contract for plastics project in Oman

Gerald Ondrey

CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $40 million by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) to provide ethylene technology and front end engineering and design (FEED) services for the Liwa Plastics Project in the Sultanate of Oman.

CB&I's project scope includes FEED services for a grassroots 800,000 ton/yr ethylene plant, pygas unit, MTBE and butene-1 unit, two polymer plants, a gas plant and pipeline as well as the related off-sites and utilities. The ethylene plant will employ CB&I's latest, proven ethylene technology, including highly selective SRT cracking heaters and its innovative recovery section design, featuring low pressure separation and mixed refrigeration to minimize investment costs.

 

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