Orpic awards multi-million refinery contract

German firm MAN Diesel & Turbo bags Sohar project

100 specialists will work on the project.
100 specialists will work on the project.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won a multi-million dollar contract with Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC). 

The project is a large shutdown engineering project at the ORPIC refinery in Sohar.

Officials at the firm's Deggendorf plant in southern German announced in a statement that they are mobilising a team of around 100 specialists to carry out a revamp of the refinery's centrepiece Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) process unit planned during the turnaround, according to the Oman Daily Observer.

"This is the biggest shutdown project that (MAN Diesel & Turbo) has ever carried out, going for both order value and the number of hours to be worked in engineering and production, and above all on site in Oman," said Max Kilger, Project Head at MDT's Deggendorf plant.

"The contract with ORPIC is a major milestone in the refinery expertise offered by MAN Diesel & Turbo SE in Deggendorf," said Franz Kufner, Head of Apparatus Construction at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Deggendorf.

"For example the replacement of a huge jellyfish dome will be the world's largest RFCC revamp till to date, with a very large diameter and an overall lifting weight of 680 tonnes.

“As a reference project, this will be of strategic importance especially in the Arabian oil and gas industry in particular," Kufner said in the statement.


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