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MAN wins Oman Refinery Contract

MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded the  Sohar Refinery contract in Oman.   According to the reports, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company awarded the German power and engineering specialist MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) a contract for the maintenance of Sohar Refinery, which is due to be carried out in the first quarter of 2016.

Officials at the firm’s Deggendorf plant in southern German announced in a statement that they are mobilising a team of around 100 specialists to carry out a revamp of the refinery’s centrepiece Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) process unit planned during the turnaround, according to the Oman Daily Observer.

“This is the biggest shutdown project that (MAN Diesel & Turbo) has ever carried out, going for both order value and the number of hours to be worked in engineering and production, and above all on site in Oman,” said Max Kilger, project head at MDT’s Deggendorf plant, according to constructionweekonline news reports.

MAN Diesel announced it has prepared a list of critical long-lead items that are currently being manufactured at its Deggendorf facility for eventual installation at Sohar during the shutdown maintenance.

ORPIC has stated the revamp of the RFCC process unit is necessary to sustain the long-term reliability of Sohar Refinery.

The value of the contract was not disclosed by ORPIC or MAN Diesel.

Source:  www.venturesonsite.com