Petrofac, the international oil and gas services provider, in a 50/50 joint venture with Korean based Daelim Industrial Co Ltd (Daelim) has been awarded a 36 month Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC). The contract value is US$2.1 billion.

Located in the Sohar Industrial Area, 230 km North West of Muscat, the scope of work encompasses engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and commissioning services at the refinery. The contract includes improvements at the existing facility as well as the addition of new refining units.

The refinery was originally constructed and commissioned in 2006 and ORPIC is now investing in improvements at the site to enhance the current production capacity. When complete, it is anticipated that the revamped facility will increase current output by more than 70%.

Subramanian Sarma, Managing Director of Petrofac's Onshore Engineering & Construction business, commented:

"Partnering with Daelim to deliver this project leverages our respective delivery capability for the refinery market, complementing our existing track record. We have also been executing projects in Oman since 1988, having a detailed appreciation for the operating environment. ORPIC is a new customer for us and we look forward to strengthening our relationship as the project progresses."

CK Lee, President and CEO of Daelim's overseas business development, commented:

"Combining our strengths with those of Petrofac provided a compelling and competitive proposal for the project. As one of our core markets, we have extensive experience in the Middle East and are delighted to be taking that expertise into Oman for ORPIC. We also share the same ethos as Petrofac in our commitment to developing the local energy sector and look forward to working with them to deliver the project."

Most recently, Petrofac has completed the Kauther depletion compression project in Oman which it was executing for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), on behalf of the Government of Oman.

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