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Mammoet completes work for petrochemical project

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Mammoet has successfully completed the safe transport and installation of four 1180 t NGL bullet tanks for the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project, a petrochemical project in Oman that is owned by Orpic.

The bullets, each measuring 60 m in length and 7.8 m in diameter, were positioned on sand beds in a synchronised tandem lift utilising a 1600 t PTC ring crane and a 1200 t crawler crane.

The small footprint enabled the PTC 35 DS crane to work within the limited area onsite utilising the available space as efficiently as possible.

Mammoet has been providing ongoing heavy lifting and transport solutions for this petrochemical project since 2017 and contributed to the safety milestone of 10 million man-hours worked lost time injury (LTI) free.

Upon commissioning in 2020, LPIC will transform Orpic’s product mix and business model, double the company profit, create new business opportunities, generate significant employment opportunities and support the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman.

Following this commissioning, plastics production is forecast to have increased by more than 1 million t, giving Orpic a total of 1.4 million t 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 will achieve the maximum value-added for Oman’s hydrocarbon resources.

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