Feedstock for the cracker will be sourced from gas supplied via the Fahud-Sohar pipeline. The plant will also utilise excess off-gas taken from the 75,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) residual fluidised catalytic cracker unit planned for the 125,000-b/d Sohar refinery.

The refinery will support a 340,000-tonne-a-year polypropylene (PP) unit to be built nearby by a team of the US’ ABB Lummus Global and South Korea’s LG Corporation.