Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is exploring opportunities to offer its fabrication capabilities to international contractors preparing to launch work on the $7 billion Duqm Refinery project coming up on the adjacent Special Economic Zone in Duqm.
ODC is a member of ASYAD Group — the government’s logistics development arm.
Fabrication jobs will account for a lucrative share of the multi-billion dollar contracts awarded in August for the three main engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) packages for the implementation of the world-scale grassroots refinery, added the report.
The 230,000 barrels per day capacity refinery is being developed by Duqm Refinery & Petrochemicals Company (DRPC), a partnership of Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI).
Considering its advantageous proximity to the site of the refinery project, wholly government-owned ODC is looking to position itself as the fabricator of choice to contractors requiring potentially tens of thousands of metric tonnes of steelworks during the construction phase.