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  • 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.

  • 21/03/2017 Orpic: a Gold Sponsor of 4th Oman Plast 2017

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic gold sponsored and participated at the 4th International Plastics, Rubber, Petrochemicals, Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition; OmanPlast 2017’ which took place at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat. The exhibition attracted a large number of local and international plastics convertors, machinery manufactures and end-users. The 4th OmanPlast 2017 was opened under the patronage of Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, CEO, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), the exhibition which had more than 100 exhibitors provided excellent trade and business opportunities to both exhibitors and visitors.

    Gilles Rochas, GM – Polymer Marketing, Orpic, stated: “By taking part at the 4th OmanPlast 2017, we are supporting the local and international plastics industry to unlock the new business opportunities and further cooperation within Oman. We are delighted to have participated in this event and explored with our customers the latest trends in the plastics industry”.

    At the 4th OmanPlast, visitors were introduced to the latest technology and machinery for plastics processing. It also offered a platform in which experts from the industry met and exchanged ideas on latest developments.

  • 13/03/2017 Orpic participates in Career and Training Opportunities Fair 2017

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic takes part at the Career and Training Opportunities Fair which is currently underway at the Sulatan Qaboos University (SQU), Grand Hall and is held between the period of 14th – 16th March 2017. The opening ceremony was held under the auspicious of H.E. H.E. Engineer Mohsin bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Shaikh, Chairman of Muscat Municipality and in the presence of a number of government officials and representatives from the private sector.

    Trained around 249 students from different universities and colleges with Technical and non-technical specialization last year, Orpic’s participation in the Career and Training Opportunities Fair 2017 comes to support and develop young Omanis to take on leadership roles and contribute to the Sultanate’s success. Through the fair, Orpic will be targeting university and college graduates and will also offer internship opportunities to fresh graduates.

    Recently, Orpic celebrated the graduation of 197 Omani trainees at a gala ceremony in Suhar. These graduates are part of Orpic’s comprehensive training programme which Orpic undertakes on a yearly basis. The students graduated under different disciplines such as Bachelor’s Degree, Instrument Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Engineering; Internal Audit, Procurement, Engineering (Diploma holders); Field operators, Instrument technicians, Electrical technicians, Mechanical technicians, Document controllers, HSE analysts, etc.

    Speaking on the occasion Nofal Al Saidi, GM – Human Resource Services, Orpic, stated, “Orpic has an ambitious plan to expand its business through its investments in Suhar Refinery Improvement Project, Liwa Plastics Industries Complex, Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline with a total cost of approximately USD 9bn which will be commissioned over a couple of years. This means that our need for both new and skilled manpower will increase tremendously. As part of our commitment to support the national drive, we will be training and developing young Omanis to take on various roles. Their development will also be supported by mentors and function heads who will actively seek to nurture and guide these young minds into a bright future whilst bringing the potential of our people alive.”

  • 08/03/2017 Oman and Italy Business Forum 2017 kicked off

    Driven by one of its core values to serve Oman with pride, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic’s has tied up with the Italian-based Tecnimont Company and other government entities from both the Sultanate of Oman and Italy to organize the first of its kind Oman and Italy Business Forum 2017.

    The one day forum was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry and H.E. Hon. Ivan Scalfarotto, Italian Deputy Minister of Economic Development, International Trade & Investment Attraction who is currently leading a delegation of more than 80 Italian companies in the fields of Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Logistics and Renewable Energies.

    The Oman Italy Business Forum 2017 aims at creating an open platform for Italian and Omani companies in different sectors such as Oil and Gas as well as construction to share expertise, knowledge and know-how in creating joint venture concept among local suppliers. In addition, The Forum offers insights and data of current and future potential opportunities for Italian and Omani companies to work together. Additionally, the event gives a great exposure to Omani Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs) to improve their business capabilities through a designed technical program with Italian firms.

    The Forum also features the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC2) package currently under the Italian-based company Tecnimont for the Liwa Plastic Industries Complex project (LPIC). This giant project has opened the doors to benefit from the Italian expertise in local suppliers business development, investment as well as Research and Development.

    It’s worth mentioning that this Business Forum marks the third ICV initiative by Orpic to share business opportunities with Omani local suppliers and SMEs.

  • 27/02/2017 Orpic supports Waste Free Environment Campaign

    As part of its value to put Safety and the Environment first, Orpic began its Waste Free Environment (WFE) Campaign yesterday in the Wilayate of Al Suwaiq, north Al Batinah governorate. WFE promotes recycling and encourages a more responsible attitude toward litter disposal and the need for the community to respond to environmental issues. Each clean-up has a strong educational component and stresses how we can give waste, in particular plastics, a useful second life. The WFE campaign is organized for the fourth time in the Sultanate and is held from the period of 26th to 28th February, 2017.

    Orpic employees, together with members of the local community, including school children, gathered in unity to clean three villages in the Al Suwaiq region and learn more about the importance of eco-efficient waste management. This Year, Orpic provides a unique opportunity for children to present their environmental projects, inspire each other with their environmental work, become active environmental citizens.

    “A long with WFE campaign, such initiatives represent a great importance to Orpic in order to drive environmental awareness among the society due to the ancient human-environment relationship in every aspect of our daily life. Hence, it is vital that individuals and particularly school students realize the need to recycle and learn more about ways to better recycle environmental waste. This will contribute to solve many issues our environment is facing”. Says Dr. Hilal Al Hinai, General Manager Corporate Support Services, Orpic.

    It is worth mentioning that the Waste Free Environment day is an initiative of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). The campaign could manage Last year to collect over 647.619 tons of waste by more than 700 volunteers across the region.