ORPIC Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) Package 3 & 5 C&I Construction & Commissioning

The Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) is a multi-billion dollar project for Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC). It is a response to the need to upgrade refining capability to further maximize the value of Omani crude oil. At the same time, it significantly improved environmental performance on the back of the recent progress made ORPIC’s Environmental Improvement Program (EIP). SRIP added five new units improving Sohar Refinery’s ability to process heavy Omani crude oil. The five units are:
▪ (CDU) Crude Distillation Unit
▪ (VDU) Vacuum Distillation Unit
▪ (DCU) Delayed Coker Unit
▪ (HCU) Hydrocracker Unit
▪ (BBU) Bitumen Blowing Unit

Daelim Petrofac Joint Venture (DPJV) awarded to Abalto a lump sum Construction scope for all Instrumentation works in packages 1 & 5. Project scope included Procurement of Consumables, Construction, Project Management, Pre-commissioning and Commissioning.

We deployed a skilled team of 60 including Construction Engineers, QA/QC Engineers, Technicians, HSE Supervisors and Administrators to ensure high quality work done safely and in accordance to specifications and contract requirements.

Project Details

  • Contract No. C216
  • Primary Service Construction & Commissioning
  • Industry Oil & Gas
  • Secondary Service As Built Documentation, Commissioning Management, Commissioning Planning Systemisation & Completion, Construction Management, Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning, Site Construction, Start Up Audit Start Up & Process Optimisation
  • Client ORPIC
  • Start Date Nov 2015
  • Consultant or EPC Petrofac
  • Contract Value ($) 2311200
  • Project Location FJJ5+P4J, Liwa, Oman
  • Person Hours 88900
  • Execution Office Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • Status Completed

Scope of work

    All Instrumentation Construction and Commissioning for packages 1 & 5 at Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP).


  • Cable Tray Fabrication & Installation
  • JBs and Stanchion Fabrication & Installation
  • Cable Pulling, Glanding and Termination
  • Instrument Tubing Works
  • Instrument Installation and Testing
  • Control Valves Installation and Testing
  • Conducting Pre-Commissioning Checks
  • Commissioning Support


  • Construction Management
  • C&I Construction
  • Pre-Commissioning
  • Commissioning
  • Start-up

Technical specifications

    The five process units are:
  • (CDU) Crude Distillation Unit
  • (VDU) Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • (DCU) Delayed Coker Unit
  • (HCU) Hydrocracker Unit
  • (BBU) Bitumen Blowing Unit