The construction activities are in the advanced stage of completion at major units of Sohar refinery in Oman under a major revamp plan by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), said a report.
The work is likely to be completed by the end of 2016.
Capacity expansion at the refinery as part of the plan will be operational by the second quarter of 2017, stated the report.
Commissioning activities have already been started for utilities facilities under the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP), Christiaan van der Wouden, chief operating officer of Orpic, was quoted as saying in the report.
The expanded capacity of the SRIP will be stabilised for sustained operations by the end of the same quarter, it stated.
“Once the project becomes fully operational, crude processing capacity of Sohar Refinery will increase by around 70 per cent and production of major high value products will increase from 34 per cent to 159 per cent,” he added.