Orpic currently operates four plants, split between two locations.
• Mina Al Fahal Refinery
Within the Sohar Port Industrial Complex, we have three plants:
• Sohar Refinery
• Polypropylene Plant
• Aromatics Plant
Orpic`s integrated complex includes four industrial plants operating at two locations in Muscat and Sohar. The two locations are joined by a 266 kilometer pipeline, delivering feedstock from Mina Al Fahal Refinery to the Sohar plants.
The plants take raw materials, the main one being Omani crude oil, and process them to create a series of important fuels and petrochemicals.
Omani crude is processed in Mina Al Fahal into fuel products. In addition, the long residue from this refinery is transferred via the pipeline to Sohar Refinery where, mixed with more Omani crude, it is refined to create fuels, naphtha and propylene.
The naphtha is taken by the Aromatics Plant to create Benzene and Paraxylene, industrial chemicals used in the production of plastics.
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.
Together, the two refineries have a production capacity of 222,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The crude oil is turned into naphtha, Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), Gas Oil (Diesel), Gasoline, Fuel Oil and Jet Fuel. In addition the Aromatics Plant has a production capacity of 818,000 metric tons per annum of Paraxylene and 198,000 metric tons of Benzene. Finally the Polypropylene Plant can produce up to 350,000 metric tons of polypropylene pellets.