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  • 09/08/2017 Orpic bags five awards at Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic was felicitated with five top awards at the 8th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2017 which was held on 1st August 2017 in Sentosa, Singapore. This prestigious event attracts more than 200 companies from Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region and over 400 Senior HR leaders from the industry in addition to top global brands across the industry.

    Orpic was honoured to receive 5 top awards at this glittering ceremony on the categories of “Diversity Impact Award”, “Excellence in Training and development; Best Results Based Training Award”, “Best Leadership Development Programme for Workers Award”, “Excellence in Training and Development Awards” and “Best Education Management Programs Award”.

    Nofal Al Saidi, GM - HRS, Orpic, said, “It is a great honour to receive five awards which is a testament of our commitment and hard work towards our value to aim for a leading performance. Orpic has been putting constant efforts to attract, retain and develop its employees while at the same time embarks on a number of regular training programs and initiatives for both fresh graduates and employees throughout the year”.

    Ali Al Mahruqi, Manager, Learning and Development, commented on this occasion, ”Our main goal is to ensure that we carry out the best learning and development programs to bring the best potential of our people; paving the road to build Omani leaders for tomorrow,”

    Saeed Al Hashmi, Manager HR Strategy and Talent Acquisition (HRSTA) said: “Ever since I was appointed on this role, the focus on our people has been given the top priority with clear commitment to attract the right talents through a number of campaigns, programs and initiatives both locally and internationally”.

    Orpic places a significant importance to the learning and development to its people. In 2016, each employee attended an average of 4 training courses, approximately 64 training hours per employee per year which is higher than the recommended industry average of 32 hours.

    To date, 14 Orpic employees are enrolled into Diploma Degree and Masters Programs both in local and international institution. Orpic has a unique Leadership program called Arriyadah, this program is aimed developed deep leadership competencies for people leaders delivered by top class global leadership training providers. Apart from this, Orpic also has a unique program designed for hi-potential employees called Talents Development Program. This program is aimed to develop leadership and management competencies preparing talents for higher responsibilities and supporting the succession planning process. A total of 36 employees completed this program in 2016 earning them a Level 5 CMI qualification.

    To meet Orpic strategic growth, every year, Orpic recruits about 150-300 fresh technical graduates. The trainees are put through a Trainee Development Program which consist of 6 months classroom and 6 months on the job training. To date, 844 trainees have been successfully inducted into various plants across Orpic.

    Started in 2014, the Orpic International Scholarship Program is a nation building initiative to recognized top talents and provide them with top class education. Designed to prepare Oman’s most talented young people for personal and professional success, the program takes them to some of the prestigious learning institutions around the world. To date, Orpic has 20 scholars in top schools around Europe, Canada and USA.

    Hosted by Employer Branding Institute (EBI), the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards celebrate outstanding HR professionals who are contributing to “Talent Management, Talent Development and Talent Innovation” and are a part of the Employer Branding Institute across 36 Asian countries.

  • 01/08/2017 Orpic’s LPIC 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 achieve

    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 all staff can work safely. Therefore, all Orpic employees and contractors have developed a sense of responsibility toward their own safety, their colleagues’ and the assets of the company; ensuring that all safety measures are followed and that everyone goes back home safely every day.

    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 production objectives.

  • 24/07/2017 Orpic awarded the perfect Project Finance Deal of the year (2016)

    As one of its values to aim for leading performance, Orpic has been awarded the perfect Project Finance Deal of the year (2016) from Trade and Export Finance Agency (TXF) for the LPIC project finance deal. The award ceremony was held at the Export and Project Finance Global Conference in Venice, Italy.

    Nazar Al Lawati, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Orpic said on this occasion, "This award comes to reaffirm Orpic’s strong presence as one of the fast growing downstream companies in the region. The hard work, commitment and dedication that the team has showed to the financing of LPIC project is, without a doubt, a source of pride for Orpic.

    The USD 6.4 billion Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project is a transformational project that will improve Orpic’s product mix and business model, double its profit and support the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman. Taking advantage of the growing global market for plastics, it will create new business opportunities and employment in the Oman. In addition, the project is expected to increase the production of plastic products by more than one million tons, which will increase the company`s total production of plastics to 1.5 million tons of polyethylene and polypropylene.

    TXF’s perfect 10s are awarded to the top 10 deals that are recognized for most innovative, market influencing transactions within trade, commodity, ECA/DFI-backed and project financing.

    It is worth mentioning that Orpic also won the 2016 Project Finance International (PFI) Award as Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year in London, UK, as well as the MENA PetChems Deal of the Year by IJ Global Awards for the LPIC finance deal.

  • 10/07/2017 Orpic’s Polypropylene Plant achieves major safety milestone

    As part of its value to put safety and the environment first, Orpic’s Polypropylene Plant ( PP) has achieved an important safety milestone by completing 10 years without Lost Time Injury (LTI). The Polypropylene Plant manufactures seventeen different grades of homopolymer. Marketed under the brand name of "Luban", these grades cover all the broad spectrum applications of polypropylene homopolymer.

    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 production objectives.

    In addition, the strict application of the 12 Orpic Safety Rules has been one of the success factors for this achievment. One of which is that everybody working at Orpic can go home safely everday.

    It is noteworthy that the propylene is taken by the Polypropylene Plant. Polypropylene is a widely-used thermoplastic polymer, which forms the basis of many different products - everything from packaging to carpets to banknotes.

  • 02/07/2017 Orpic appoints General Manager, Treasurer

    Orpic officially announces the appointment of Alexandre Clar as its General Manager, Treasurer with immediate effect. Alex is a French citizen and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master degree on Management and Business Admistration (MBA).

    Speaking on his appointment, Alexandre said, “Orpic’s impressive integration of refinery and plant operations, and its ambitious growth plans, has cemented Orpic as one of the industry’s most forward-thinking companies – with around 2600 employees working towards the common goal of an integrated Omani refining and petrochemicals business. I am certainly excited to be part of this journey and contribute to this common goal”.

    It is worth mentioning that Alexandre is a seasoned Treasury executive who has lived in France, the U.S.A. and the Netherlands. Alexandre most recently served as Treasurer for Europe, Middle-East and Africa of PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE listed, Fortune 500), #1 worldwide Coatings manufacturer. Prior to that, he had been the Group Treasurer of a private equity owned (Bain Capital) company named SigmaKalon, a European leader in speciality chemicals. Earlier in his career, Alexandre performed several roles including Head of Group Corporate Funding in Suez/Gaz-de-France, one of the world leaders in Energy and Power.

  • 02/07/2017 Orpic appoints General Manager, Technical Services

    Orpic officially announces the appointment of PS Moorthy as its General Manager, Technical Services with immediate effect. Moorthy is a Singaporean citizen with Bachelors’ in Engineering who comes with a 35 year track record in Petrochemicals, Utilities and Refining, 8 years of which are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the past 12 years, Moorthy has been with Shell in several Reliability, Maintenance and Engineering roles.

    Speaking on his appointment, Moorthy said, “I am excited to join such a progressive and forward thinking organization and I am confident that together we can work towards making Orpic a leading performer”.

    Moorthy was the Engineering Manager of Shell Singapore which operates a complex of large, integrated assets - with an oil refinery (500 kbpd) that includes a Hydrocracker and a chemical complex which is capable to produce around a 1.2 mtpa of Ethylene. Moorthy has been intensely involved in the commissioning of this Steam Cracker in 2010 when he was the Maintenace Manager for the whole site.

  • 18/06/2017 Orpic organized Qaranqasho event

    Orpic organized a special Qaranqasho event for the children and Orpic employees in cooperation with Muscat Grand Mall (MGM) recently. The event reflects Orpic’s commitment towards serving Oman with pride and its continued support to contribute and support local social development initiatives in the community.

    Orpic ambassador’s characters (Salam and Salama) appeared for the first time in public and interacted with the kids throughout the event. The Qaranqasho night witnessed a number of fun and interactive activities, wherein children took part and competed for prizes.

    On this occasion, Shaima Al Aufi, Manager - Corporate Communications, Orpic commented, “We are committed at Orpic to support social events and contribute to preserving Omani tradition based on our value of serving Oman with pride. Orpic’s objective in this event was to draw a smile on the faces of the children and share this special moment with them and encourage their love for Omani tradition.”

    Hassan Jaboub, General Manager, MGM said, “Muscat Grand Mall has always been a great spot for such celebrations, especially for children. We feel proud to be part of this amazing event which saw a large number of children participating and enjoying themselves. We are proud to partner with Orpic who are leaders in the refining and petrochemicals business in Oman and the region and actively contribute towards community engagement initiatives.”

    Orpic would like to express its gratitude to Muscat Grand Mall, Partners and Orpic employees for all their efforts in making this event a success.

  • 18/05/2017 Orpic signs agreement with Oman Air

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic signed a partnership agreement with Oman Air in a step to enhance the In Country Value (ICV) across the Sultanate as well as to provide quality services to Orpic employees. This agreement will offer a number of promotional services and products specially designed to meet the business requirements for Orpic. 

    Dr. Hilal Al Hinai, GM Corporate Support Services said on this occasion: “As part of our value to serve Oman with pride, we strive to ensure that Orpic promotes the In country Value initiatives by supporting Omani companies and at the same time to offer Orpic employees the best services to help them meet the business requirements. I trust that this agreement will boost cooperation between both companies as well as opening the door for more business opportunities with other companies too in the market”. 

    Mahfodh bin Ali Al-Harthy, senior vice president, Sales, GCC, MENA and Africa, said, "We are committed to ensure the best possible quality, choice and convenience for our guests, and we work very closely with many companies and institutions to positively impact Oman`s economy’.  

  • 09/05/2017 Orpic International Scholarship Program welcomes its fourth batch

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic welcomed the fourth batch of students as part of its International Scholarship Programme. This initiative is part of Orpic’s continued support to develop and nurture the future leaders of Oman and to support the young students in North Al Batinah as well as the Sultanate in general.

    Established in 2013, Orpic International Scholarship Programme entailed selecting students from North Al Batinah Governorate to benefit from the scholarships provided based on preset criteria’s. Once applications are received, screening of candidates was carried out by Takatuf Scholars Programme and selected students were offered international scholarships for two years in a preparatory school followed by another 4 years for Bachelor Degree in one of the leading universities around the world including the United Kingdom, Netherlands and the United States of America.

    Nofal Al Saidi, General Manager – Human Resource Services, Orpic said, “We are proud to welcome the fourth batch to the programme which enhances the vital role of Orpic in building the capacities of young Omanis in collaboration with Takatuf Scholars Programme”.

    The 10 Orpic international scholars will have the opportunity to complete their education, gain more useful skills for their academic and practical life and eventually build their career with Orpic upon successful completion of their international programme.

    Orpic believes in the importance of investing and developing Omani youth to create future leaders for the country”. Al Saidi added.

  • 07/05/2017 Orpic conducts local recruitment campaign

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic conducted a local recruitment campaign based on its ongoing business expansion as well as its approved manning plan for 2017. Conducted over two days, the recruitment drive which was held in Muscat generated tremendous response with around 200 prospective candidates met the basic requirements and were interviewed out of around 12,000 entries.

    Orpic is undergoing a major transformation especially with the three strategic growth projects - Suhar Refinery Improvement project (SRIP), Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline (MSPP) Project and Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC). SRIP and MSPP are scheduled for commissioning during this year and LPIC by 2020. In view of the same, the recruitment campaign has been undertaken to not just create jobs but to provide a challenging and rewarding career to bright young talented minds.

    Nofal Al Saidi, GM – Human Resource Services, said, “We are entering an exciting future wherein Orpic will soon transform into an international player in the global petrochemicals marketplace. At Orpic we continue require highly talented local applicants to bolster our existing teams and work with the largest projects. Our mission is to serve Oman with pride and people are our number one asset.

    Orpic firmly believes in supporting the national In-Country Value (ICV) programme and hence believes in nurturing and developing Omanis to take on roles in line with the company’s long term strategic growth plan. Over time, Orpic has trained several Omanis to take on positions across different internal disciplines. Over the next few years, Orpic will aim at recruiting several competent national cadre to operate the current and upcoming plants.

  • 03/05/2017 Orpic celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    As part of its value to put Safety and the Environment first, Orpic celebrated yesterday ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ at its locations in Muscat and Suhar. Every year, 28th April marks the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work which comes this year under the theme of ‘Decent work and Economic Growth’.

    Ahmed Saleh Al Jahdhami, Chief Excecutive Officer – Orpic said on this occasion, “The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a great opportunity for all Orpic employees and contractors to reinforce safety and health measures at all times while at work. This day is also a chance to emphasize on the fact that Optic’s corporate prime responsibility is to operate safely and reliably to protect its employees, plants, community and the environment”.

    This year, Orpic organized a campaign for its employees that focuses on the need to pay attention to safety and to recognize and assess risks that may arise from daily work operations. The one day campaign featured a number of important topics to enhance employees knowledge on Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and occupational Health, fire services department’s equipment’s and precaution measures and finally the 12 Orpic Safety rules.

    One of Orpic’s core value is to put safety and the environment first as well as the safety of its people, plants, environment and local communities. Orpic strives to create and maintain a safe working environment with a clear target of zero harm.

    The day was originally introduced by International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003 to globally promote the prevention of occupational accidents, illness and diseases.

  • 01/05/2017 Orpic celebrates International Labor Day 2017

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic celebrated yesterday the International Labor Day 2017 at its various locations in Suhar, Muscat, Raysut and AL Jifnain. The world celebrates this day at the 1st of May every year to highlight the key role played by workers in contributing to the national economy of the country.

    On this occasion, Orpic would like to express its appreciation to each and every worker across its operational areas and plants for all the loyalty, dedication and hard work to the development of the Sultanate in general and Orpic in particular.

    Orpic takes this chance to congratulate all the hardworking labors in all fields of work in the Sultanate in order to build a promising, bright and new future for our beloved country, Oman.

  • 27/04/2017 Orpic celebrates Ground Breaking of LPIC’s Natural Gas Extraction Unit in Fahud

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic celebrated the ground breaking of Its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) Project- Package 3 in Al Dahirah governorate, Wilayate of Ibri, Fahud. Orpic lays the foundation of LPIC USD 688 million EPC 3 which is the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Extraction Plant post the foundation of LPIC USD 2.8 billion EPC 1 Steam Cracker Unit and USD 888 million EPC 2 Polypropylene and Polyethylene Units last year in Suhar.

    The ground breaking event was held under the auspices of H.E. Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Chairman of Orpic Board of Directors, in the presence of HE Sheikh the Governor of Al Dhahira. The celebration was attended by a number of Walies and Shuwra and State Council members and local Sheikhs from both Al Dhahira and Buraimi Governorates along with a number of officials and community members from the Wilayate of Ibri. Orpic CEO and top management as well as representatives from the contracting companies GS Engineering and Construction, and Mitsui & Co. Ltd were also present at the celebration.

    Commenting on the occasion of the ground breaking ceremony, H.E. Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Chairman of Orpic Board of Directors said, “We are delighted to celebrate the ground breaking of the LPIC EPC 3 to build a state of the art Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Extraction Plant. LPIC is a key project to develop the downstream industry in Oman in order to enhance the petrochemicals industry and keep pace with the growing demand for plastics in the Sultanate and the region”.

    Ahmed Saleh Al Jahdhami, CEO, Orpic said “LPIC is the largest transformational project undertaken in Oman which will contribute to the GDP of the Sultanate by 2% and support creating a wide-ranging downstream industry in the Sultanate. Once commissioning in 2020, we are confident that LPIC will change Orpic’s product mix by extracting more value from natural gas and crude oil.

    This Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Extraction Plant will be linked via a pipeline with the project main plants in Suhar as part of an integrated complex that houses also Suhar Refinery, Aromatics Plant, and Polypropylene. Orpic operations then will be one of the most integrated refinery and petrochemical operations in the world and will enable the company to extract the maximum value from Oman’s oil and gas.”

    As one of the biggest transformational projects in the Sultanate, the USD 6.4 billion project is the largest of the three strategic growth projects undertaken by Orpic namely Suhar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), Muscat- Suhar Pipeline (MSPP) and Al Jifnain Terminal to fulfil its vision of building an Omani integrated refining and petrochemical business. This project will be the first-of-its-kind in the Sultanate and will enable Oman take the downstream plastics industry to the next level.

  • 24/04/2017 Informational session about Muscat Suhar Pipeline and Al Jifnain Terminal on AL Seeb

    Orpic in coordination with the office of HE Wali A’Seeb held informational session about Muscat Suhar Pipeline and Al Jifnain Terminal. The session was under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ibrahim Bin Yahya Al Rawahi the Wali of A’Seeb and attended by the honorable state Council members, Majliss A’Shura members, the Municipality Council members, the directors of governmental and private entities, Sheikhs and dignitaries of A’Seeb. Introduction information about Muscat-Suhar Product Pipeline project and Al Jifnain Terminal was given to them followed by open discussion session.

    These meetings consider as a good opportunity to get various opinions and to take constructive suggestions on aspects of interest to the society. Orpic is seeking to reach out to the community in order to consolidate the principle of transparency and to promote positive and active participation with different sectors of the society. In addition, the engagement aims to build a constructive dialogue with stakeholders to inform them of the company operations and efforts to improve performance and to familiarize them with the current and future plans and projects.

    This meeting comes on the realization of the importance of maintaining good relations with the local community and to introduce the project and the latest developments of interest to the community and the Sultanate.

  • 24/04/2017 Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (EPC 3) Ground Breaking: Next Thursday

    Orpic will celebrate the ground breaking of its Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) Project – Engineering and Procurement and Construction (EPC) 3 next Thursday, 27th April, 2017 which will take place in the Wilayate of Ibri, Fahud.

    The event will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sultan bin Salim Al Habsi, Secretary-General, Supreme Council for Planning and Orpic Chairman in the presence of a number of officials and community members from the Wilayate of Ibri.

    The Engineering and Procurement and Construction (EPC) 3 brings for the first time to Oman the Natural Gas Extraction Plant, worth USD 688 million, which is a consortium of two corporations namely: GS Engineering and Construction, and Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

    LPIC will firmly reinforce Orpic as a recognized player in the international petrochemicals marketplace – enabling Oman, for the first time, to produce polyethylene, the form of plastic that rates highest in terms of global demand and increased the current production of polypropylene.

    LPIC is the largest of the three strategic growth projects undertaken by Orpic to fulfil its vision of building an Omani integrated refining and petrochemical business. This project will be the first-of-its-kind in the Sultanate and will enable Oman to take the downstream plastics industry to the next level.

  • 18/04/2017 Orpic’s Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline achieves major safety milestone

    Muscat-Suhar Pipeline project (MSPP) has achieved an important safety milestone by recording 10 million human hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI). This project is one of the most important strategic and investment growth projects for your company in its location in Al-Jifnain.

    Andres Suarez, General Manager – Orpic Logistics, Orpic, said, “Safety is our number one priority. We have a diligent and experienced team who is committed to ensuring the construction and future operation of this project is achieved to its highest standards. We believe that all incidents can be avoided. We have a wide range of tools to help us but it all starts with our attention and commitment. We believe that tomorrow is our reward for working safely today.”

    The Muscat-Suhar pipeline project (MSPP) planned to be 100% completed by Q4, 2017. This project will deliver numerous social, economic and environmental benefits, including: providing job opportunities for Omanis and improving road safety, reducing pollution by reducing truck traffic by 70%; and support of the Muscat International Airport expansion. In addition, many more flow-on benefits on the economic and strategic for the Sultanate.

    Additionally, pre-commissioning activities have started at AL Jifnain terminal. The progress of the Muscat International Airport terminal and pipeline works is 68%. Overall Project is 92% completed and commercial operation is expected to start in AL Jifnain Terminal by Q3, 2017.

  • 17/04/2017 Orpic Employees Donate Blood

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) organized its Annual Blood Donation Campaign under the title of “Share a Smile Give Blood" at Mina Al Fahal in cooperation with Bawshar Blood Bank.

    The Campaign comes in accordance with one of Orpic’s core values in serving Oman with pride and as part of Orpic Voluntary Plan 2017, which aims to raise awareness on the life-saving importance of donating blood. The Campaign witnessed a wide participation from Orpic employees who heartily came to participate in this noble initiative.

    Dr. Hilal Al HINAI, General Manager Corporate Support Services, said: “We always at Orpic look forward to underpin a solid ground of engagement with our community by participating and taking role in such noble events that aims at spreading the social awareness about how blood donation is crucial particularly when it comes to be a lifesaving issue. We are proud of the continuing cooperation between Orpic and the Blood Bank during the last years which has resulted in organizing many blood donation campaigns in all Orpic premises either in Mina Al Fahel or in Suhar.”

    Worth mentioning that Orpic is organizing this campaign for the fifth time in sequence since 2013. The last year’s campaign 2016 witnessed a wide participation of around 600 blood donors while the company received recognition from the Ministry of Health for its support and contribution in blood donation campaigns.

  • 12/04/2017 Admissions open for Orpic Assisted Scholarship Program

    Orpic’s Joint Venture with Sohar Aluminium in Al Batinah International School (ABIS) announces that the 2017 enrollment for Grade 1, Grade 4 and Grade 5  Orpic Assisted Scholarships is now open. The Orpic Assisted Scholarship Program will allow able and motivated students living in the North Al Batinah Governorate to have a world class education. It will provide a full range of scholarships (ranging from 60% to a maximum of 100%) for the duration of their child’s school life at ABIS. Having already enrolled 23 students who recieved ABIS Orpic Assisted Scholarships in the past three years, with the opening of the Global Section Grade 4 and Grade 5 classes in 2017, Orpic will expand its scholarships to an additional 15 to 19 for the 2017 enrollment year. 

    ABIS continues to pave the way supporting quality education in the region. The Global Section opened in August 2016 providing high quality international education that ABIS is known for. The Global Section’s increased emphasis on English, Arabic and Islamic studies, with 23 students already enrolled, is aimed to help children grow into Oman`s leaders of tomorrow.

    Nofal Al Saidi, General Manager, Human Resource Services, Orpic, said, “Our joint venture partnership with ABIS aims to provide the best quality education to children in the Al Batinah region. ABIS is only 1 of the 3 International Baccalaureate (IB) authorized schools in Oman and the only one to offer the prestigious IB Diploma in North Al Batinah Governorate. What’s more, the school actively encourages children to achieve their goals and supports them by being active partners in their educational journey which is consistent with one of our values of bringing the potential of our people alive.”

    Neil Tomalin, Head of School, ABIS, added, “ABIS believes in holistic development of our students in line with the IB Leaner Profile. We seek to develop not only academically able but also ethically and morally sound, technologically capable, caring and internationally minded individuals. Our mission at ABIS is to recognize and motivate students to achieve their potential and empower them to be life-long learners.”

    ABIS admission for the 2017/2018 academic year is currently open and parents of potential students can apply online by visiting the website www.abisoman.com. The last date for admission is 27th April, 2017.

  • 04/04/2017 Lead Host at the Oman Downstream Exhibition and Conference 2017

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic participated at the second Oman Downstream Exhibition and Conference 2017 as lead host in collaboration with the Ministry of Oil and Gas and Oman Oil company. The event inaugurated by H.E Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi Minister of State and Governor of Muscat in the presence of H.E Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary of the ministry of Oil and Gas and Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahdhami CEO of Orpic.

    Taking place at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center, Orpic part at the 3 day exhibition and conference comes to support creating a platform to share experiences and best practices among the participating companies as well as to explore potential business opportunities in the fields of Refining, Petrochemicals, Oil and Gas industry across in the Sultanate.

    Ahmed bin Saleh Al Jahdhami – Orpic CEO gave a key note speech at the opening of the conference under the title: Developing Oman’s downstream; assessing current and future projects. The key note address touched upon Orpic’s current and future growth projects and their additional value to further maximize the use of Oman’s crude oil across the refining and petrochemical projects. One of the highlighted projects was the Suhar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) which is an investment of USD 2.7 bln and will boost the current production of fuels, naphtha and propylene by 70%. SRIP will meet the needs of continually growing fuel consumption in the country, which has increased by 10% annually over the past 5 years.

    Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project was also highlighted at the key note address as one of the baggiest transformational projects across the Sultanate which is an investment of USD 6.4 bln. This project 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 by increasing the production capacity of Orpic to more than 1 million tonnes, giving Orpic a total of 1.4 million tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene annually. Additionally LPIC will contribute to the GDP of the Sultanate by 2%. At the end of his key note speech, Orpic CEO talked about the future opportunities to further improve the growth of the downstream industry in the Sultanate.

    The second Oman Downstream Exhibition and Conference 2017 will also feature the potential refining and petrochemical opportunities raising from Al Duqm, Suhar and Muscat and ways of maximizing the value of Oman’s crude oil to support the current and future growth project to better help the Sultanate in its efforts to diversify the economy.