The UK’s Mott MacDonaldhas completed initial conceptual studies for the pipeline, which will supply the 125,000-barrel-a-day refinery with a mixture of crude oil for refining into middle distillates and long residues for cracking into ethylene. Oman Refinery Companyis the client. Total project costs are estimated at between $150 million-200 million.

A Japanese team of JGC Corporationwith Chiyoda Corporationis to carry out the main EPC contract for the Sohar refinery project. US-based ABB Lummus Globalis the project manager (MEED 10:1:03).