MdR has secured its first major project outside of Saudi Arabia, providing all onsite logistics services for the upcoming Liwa Plastics Industry Complex (LPIC) in Oman. The transformational project aims to reinforce Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company’s (Orpic) position as a key player in the international petrochemicals market.
The complex will feature a 1000kTA Steam Cracker Unit, a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant, and a polypropylene plant. MdR’s scope of work will include consultancy, commissioning, start-up, and commercial operation. It’s expected that MdR will be charged to integrate the existing polypropylene logistics operation as well.
Securing the LPIC project contract is a milestone for MdR that will facilitate the company’s growth in the GCC and beyond. Once commercial production begins, MdR expects to handle around a million metric tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene products a year. Accordingly, stringent measures are being put in place to ensure the highest standards of quality, safety, and efficiency are maintained at all times.
MdR will be responsible for inbound logistics at the LIWA plant, planning and executing the discharge of product silos, including packaging, stuffing, storage, and gate operation. MdR will also be responsible for maintaining the packaging lines and providing all necessary equipment to handle products. Furthermore, MdR will provide its operations expertise to implement a logistics management system that integrates all transactions into a common platform.