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08-18-2014

Orpic Selects LyondellBasell Spheripol PP Technology for Liwa Plastics Project in Oman

LyondellBasell announced that Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company SAOC (Orpic) has selected the LyondellBasell Spheripol polypropylene process technology for a new 300 KTA polypropylene (PP) plant to be built in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman. Start-up of the Liwa Plastics project is planned for 2018.

"We selected the LyondellBasell Spheripol process for its ability to cost-effectively produce a wide range of high-quality products that are demanded by our customers throughout the Middle East and South East Asia," said Henk Pauw, General Manager Liwa Plastics Project at Orpic.

"Orpic's detailed bidding process and resulting selection of our Spheripol process technology has again demonstrated LyondellBasell's leading position in polypropylene," said Bob Patel, Executive Vice President of Olefins and Polyolefins, Europe, Asia, International and Technology at LyondellBasell. "Based on this first license, we are looking forward to establishing a strong long term relationship with Orpic."

LyondellBasell is a licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies with more than 250 polyolefin process licenses. The Spheripol process is a polypropylene technology for the production of high quality homopolymer, random and heterophasic copolymers.

LyondellBasell is a plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500 and manufactures products at 55 sites in 18 countries


Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) is the national refining and petrochemicals company by the Sultanate of Oman, jointly owned by the Government of Oman and Oman Oil Company.

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