Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex project achieves safety milestone
As part of its value to put safety and the environment first, Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project has achieved an important safety milestone by completing 10mn man hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI).
This major achievement is attributed to the strict safety culture in Orpic, particularly by following its 12 safety rules at all times and across all its plants and locations. Orpic has created a working environment in which the staff can work safely.
Therefore, all Orpic employees and contractors have developed a sense of responsibility towards their own safety, their colleagues and the assets of the company, ensuring that all safety measures are followed and that everyone returns home safely.
Orpic is committed to excellence in health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance during all operations and activities. As a reputed and professional producer of petroleum and petrochemical products, attention to HSE and compliance to applicable laws is critical to Orpic’s business philosophy.
Orpic gives the safety of its people, plants, environment and local communities the highest priority, over and above its pro- duction objectives.
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) 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 meeting 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 - 2017) 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, visit www.orpic.om.
Liwa Plastics Industries Complex will transform Orpic’s product mix and business model, double company profit, create new business opportunities, generate significant employment opportunities and support the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman.
Following commissioning, plastics production is forecast to have increased by more than 1mn tonnes, giving Orpic a total of 1.4mn tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene production.
With the highly integrated complex in Sohar consisting of Orpic’s refineries, Aromatics plant, Polypropylene plant, steam cracker and the downstream Polypropylene and Polyethylene units, the operation will be considered as one of the finest integrated refinery and petrochemical facility combinations in the world and it will achieve the maximum value added for Oman’s hydrocarbon resources.