Escher secures order for Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LIPC) project

Escher secures order for Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LIPC) project March 2017 - Escher was awarded a contract for the design and delivery of five flares for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project in Suhar, the Sultanate of Oman. The delivery of the flares is planned for mid-October 2017. “We are proud that we have won this contract and that we are part of this sophisticated project,” says Robbert Schirmer, Account Manager at Escher. “Our track record of more than 50 years with derrick supported flare systems contributed to a competitive design. With this design we were able to secure the order award for this project.” He further added.

The flares to be designed and delivered will be supported by two derrick structures. Three of the flares will be supported by one common derrick structure with a height of 170 meters while the other two flares will be supported by one common derrick structure with a height of 100 meters. Each derrick is equipped with a (multiple) retractable gas riser system. This system offers a unique operational advantage allowing one flare tip or riser to be removed for maintenance or inspection while the other flares remain in operation.


About Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project 

LPIC is a steam cracker project which will process light ends produced in Orpic’s Suhar Refinery and its Aromatics Plant as well as optimize natural gas liquids (NGLs) extracted from currently available natural gas supplies. Its concept lies in rerouting elements of existing production in combination with additional purchased feedstocks to deliver high value polymer products for the local and international marketplaces. After LPIC, plastics production will have increased by one million tonnes, giving Orpic a total of 1.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene production by 2019.

About Orpic:

Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company SAOC) is one of Oman’s largest companies and one of the most rapidly growing businesses in the Middle East oil industry.  Orpic’s Refineries in Sohar and Muscat, as well as the Aromatics and Polypropylene Plants in Sohar, provide fuel, chemicals, plastics, and other petroleum products, to Oman and to the world.  To continue to meet the needs of Oman, and international markets, Orpic is undertaking three strategic growth projects known as [Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP - 2017), Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP - 2016) and Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC - 2020)], in line with the company’s strategy to add value to the Oil and Gas resources of Oman. For more information, please visit www.orpic.om

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