Project will replace long residue pipelines to Petroleum Development Oman tank farm
- Front-end engineering and design bids due 28 June
- Existing pipelines in poor condition
Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has invited firms to bid for a design study on a project to install a new long residue (LR) line at the Mina al-Fahal refinery in Muscat, Oman.
Companies have until 28 June to submit proposals for the front-end engineering and design (feed) tender, state-owned oil refiner Orpic said in the tender document.
Orpic said the existing pipes are not in good condition, as in the past few years several leaks have been reported.
The project will combine the existing 14-inch, 12-inch and 8-inch lines into a single new 12-inch line and re-route the LR transfer from existing pipelines to the new pipeline.
Mina al-Fahal is the smaller of Orpics two refineries with a capacity to process 106,000 barrels a day (b/d) of crude.
Orpic is currently building a 290-kilometre oil products pipeline connecting Mina al-Fahal with the refinery in Sohar in the north of Oman.
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