Muscat: Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company’s (Orpic) Mina Al Fahal Refinery continues its major planned turnaround and maintenance activity according to the plan which commenced on October 3 until November 16, 2017 for 45 days.
The turn around operations which takes place every 4 years has a total workforce of 2,200 engineers and technicians and an anticipated 1,000,000 man-hours at site to carry out maintenance activities. This is required to integrate the MAF refinery’s units with the newly constructed ones at the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) and Muscat – Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP).
Product supply of fuels and petrochemicals to the local market has been meticulously scheduled and secured to ensure supply to the market. In cooperation with Oman Oil Marketing Company, Shell and Al Maha Petroluem, Orpic is using a number of logistical supply channels including sea shipping from Sohar Refinery to Mina Al Fahal Refinery and Al Jufnain Depot as well as Sohar Refinery.