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  • 01/09/2017 Orpic employees Eid visit to In-Patients Kids

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) employees visited In-patients kids at Suhar Hospital to share the joy of Eid Al Adha with them.

    Numbers of gifts and toys were presented to those kids who deprived of the chance to celebrate Eid with their families and friends. Orpic organized this initiative for the 4th year in a row in accordance with one of Orpic’s core values in serving Oman with pride and as part of its continuous community engagement program which aims to communicate with community members and enhance the concept of solidarity between the company and the society, in addition to extending cooperation bridges to achieve a safe social environment.

    Dr. Hilal Al HINAI, General Manager Corporate Support Services, said: “our aim is to engage with community in different occasions and Eid Al Adha celebration is one of the most important occasion in which children enjoy receiving gifts and playing with their friends while in-patient kids deprived of that chance. Therefore, Orpic organized this noble initiative to increase the sense of social responsibility among its employees who volunteer their Eid time to share it with in-patients kids and congratulating them - wishing them good health and wellness”.

    At Orpic, we look forward to underpin a solid ground of engagement with our community by participating and taking role in such occasions which also encourage others to adopt social responsibility practices achieve integration and partnership with various sectors of government and private.

  • 09/08/2017 Orpic bags five awards at Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic was felicitated with five top awards at the 8th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2017 which was held on 1st August 2017 in Sentosa, Singapore. This prestigious event attracts more than 200 companies from Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region and over 400 Senior HR leaders from the industry in addition to top global brands across the industry.

    Orpic was honoured to receive 5 top awards at this glittering ceremony on the categories of “Diversity Impact Award”, “Excellence in Training and development; Best Results Based Training Award”, “Best Leadership Development Programme for Workers Award”, “Excellence in Training and Development Awards” and “Best Education Management Programs Award”.

    Nofal Al Saidi, GM - HRS, Orpic, said, “It is a great honour to receive five awards which is a testament of our commitment and hard work towards our value to aim for a leading performance. Orpic has been putting constant efforts to attract, retain and develop its employees while at the same time embarks on a number of regular training programs and initiatives for both fresh graduates and employees throughout the year”.

    Ali Al Mahruqi, Manager, Learning and Development, commented on this occasion, ”Our main goal is to ensure that we carry out the best learning and development programs to bring the best potential of our people; paving the road to build Omani leaders for tomorrow,”

    Saeed Al Hashmi, Manager HR Strategy and Talent Acquisition (HRSTA) said: “Ever since I was appointed on this role, the focus on our people has been given the top priority with clear commitment to attract the right talents through a number of campaigns, programs and initiatives both locally and internationally”.

    Orpic places a significant importance to the learning and development to its people. In 2016, each employee attended an average of 4 training courses, approximately 64 training hours per employee per year which is higher than the recommended industry average of 32 hours.

    To date, 14 Orpic employees are enrolled into Diploma Degree and Masters Programs both in local and international institution. Orpic has a unique Leadership program called Arriyadah, this program is aimed developed deep leadership competencies for people leaders delivered by top class global leadership training providers. Apart from this, Orpic also has a unique program designed for hi-potential employees called Talents Development Program. This program is aimed to develop leadership and management competencies preparing talents for higher responsibilities and supporting the succession planning process. A total of 36 employees completed this program in 2016 earning them a Level 5 CMI qualification.

    To meet Orpic strategic growth, every year, Orpic recruits about 150-300 fresh technical graduates. The trainees are put through a Trainee Development Program which consist of 6 months classroom and 6 months on the job training. To date, 844 trainees have been successfully inducted into various plants across Orpic.

    Started in 2014, the Orpic International Scholarship Program is a nation building initiative to recognized top talents and provide them with top class education. Designed to prepare Oman’s most talented young people for personal and professional success, the program takes them to some of the prestigious learning institutions around the world. To date, Orpic has 20 scholars in top schools around Europe, Canada and USA.

    Hosted by Employer Branding Institute (EBI), the Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards celebrate outstanding HR professionals who are contributing to “Talent Management, Talent Development and Talent Innovation” and are a part of the Employer Branding Institute across 36 Asian countries.

  • 01/08/2017 Orpic’s LPIC project achieves safety milestone

    As part of its value to put safety and the environment first, Orpic’s Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project has achieve

    This major achievement is attributed to the strict safety culture in Orpic; particularly by following its 12 Safety Rules at all times and across all its plants and locations. Orpic has created a working environment in which all staff can work safely. Therefore, all Orpic employees and contractors have developed a sense of responsibility toward their own safety, their colleagues’ and the assets of the company; ensuring that all safety measures are followed and that everyone goes back home safely every day.

    Orpic is committed to excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance during all operations and activities. As a reputed and professional producer of petroleum and petrochemical products, attention to HSE and compliance to applicable laws is critical to Orpic’s business philosophy. Orpic gives the safety of its people, plants, environment and local communities the highest priority, over and above its production objectives.

  • 24/07/2017 Orpic awarded the perfect Project Finance Deal of the year (2016)

    As one of its values to aim for leading performance, Orpic has been awarded the perfect Project Finance Deal of the year (2016) from Trade and Export Finance Agency (TXF) for the LPIC project finance deal. The award ceremony was held at the Export and Project Finance Global Conference in Venice, Italy.

    Nazar Al Lawati, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Orpic said on this occasion, "This award comes to reaffirm Orpic’s strong presence as one of the fast growing downstream companies in the region. The hard work, commitment and dedication that the team has showed to the financing of LPIC project is, without a doubt, a source of pride for Orpic.

    The USD 6.4 billion Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) project is a transformational project that will improve Orpic’s product mix and business model, double its profit and support the development of a downstream plastics industry in Oman. Taking advantage of the growing global market for plastics, it will create new business opportunities and employment in the Oman. In addition, the project is expected to increase the production of plastic products by more than one million tons, which will increase the company`s total production of plastics to 1.5 million tons of polyethylene and polypropylene.

    TXF’s perfect 10s are awarded to the top 10 deals that are recognized for most innovative, market influencing transactions within trade, commodity, ECA/DFI-backed and project financing.

    It is worth mentioning that Orpic also won the 2016 Project Finance International (PFI) Award as Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year in London, UK, as well as the MENA PetChems Deal of the Year by IJ Global Awards for the LPIC finance deal.

  • 10/07/2017 Orpic’s Polypropylene Plant achieves major safety milestone

    As part of its value to put safety and the environment first, Orpic’s Polypropylene Plant ( PP) has achieved an important safety milestone by completing 10 years without Lost Time Injury (LTI). The Polypropylene Plant manufactures seventeen different grades of homopolymer. Marketed under the brand name of "Luban", these grades cover all the broad spectrum applications of polypropylene homopolymer.

    Orpic is committed to excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance during all operations and activities. As a reputed and professional producer of petroleum and petrochemical products, attention to HSE and compliance to applicable laws is critical to Orpic’s business philosophy. Orpic gives the safety of its people, plants, environment and local communities the highest priority, over and above its production objectives.

    In addition, the strict application of the 12 Orpic Safety Rules has been one of the success factors for this achievment. One of which is that everybody working at Orpic can go home safely everday.

    It is noteworthy that the propylene is taken by the Polypropylene Plant. Polypropylene is a widely-used thermoplastic polymer, which forms the basis of many different products - everything from packaging to carpets to banknotes.

  • 02/07/2017 Orpic appoints General Manager, Treasurer

    Orpic officially announces the appointment of Alexandre Clar as its General Manager, Treasurer with immediate effect. Alex is a French citizen and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master degree on Management and Business Admistration (MBA).

    Speaking on his appointment, Alexandre said, “Orpic’s impressive integration of refinery and plant operations, and its ambitious growth plans, has cemented Orpic as one of the industry’s most forward-thinking companies – with around 2600 employees working towards the common goal of an integrated Omani refining and petrochemicals business. I am certainly excited to be part of this journey and contribute to this common goal”.

    It is worth mentioning that Alexandre is a seasoned Treasury executive who has lived in France, the U.S.A. and the Netherlands. Alexandre most recently served as Treasurer for Europe, Middle-East and Africa of PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE listed, Fortune 500), #1 worldwide Coatings manufacturer. Prior to that, he had been the Group Treasurer of a private equity owned (Bain Capital) company named SigmaKalon, a European leader in speciality chemicals. Earlier in his career, Alexandre performed several roles including Head of Group Corporate Funding in Suez/Gaz-de-France, one of the world leaders in Energy and Power.

  • 02/07/2017 Orpic appoints General Manager, Technical Services

    Orpic officially announces the appointment of PS Moorthy as its General Manager, Technical Services with immediate effect. Moorthy is a Singaporean citizen with Bachelors’ in Engineering who comes with a 35 year track record in Petrochemicals, Utilities and Refining, 8 years of which are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the past 12 years, Moorthy has been with Shell in several Reliability, Maintenance and Engineering roles.

    Speaking on his appointment, Moorthy said, “I am excited to join such a progressive and forward thinking organization and I am confident that together we can work towards making Orpic a leading performer”.

    Moorthy was the Engineering Manager of Shell Singapore which operates a complex of large, integrated assets - with an oil refinery (500 kbpd) that includes a Hydrocracker and a chemical complex which is capable to produce around a 1.2 mtpa of Ethylene. Moorthy has been intensely involved in the commissioning of this Steam Cracker in 2010 when he was the Maintenace Manager for the whole site.

  • 18/06/2017 Orpic organized Qaranqasho event

    Orpic organized a special Qaranqasho event for the children and Orpic employees in cooperation with Muscat Grand Mall (MGM) recently. The event reflects Orpic’s commitment towards serving Oman with pride and its continued support to contribute and support local social development initiatives in the community.

    Orpic ambassador’s characters (Salam and Salama) appeared for the first time in public and interacted with the kids throughout the event. The Qaranqasho night witnessed a number of fun and interactive activities, wherein children took part and competed for prizes.

    On this occasion, Shaima Al Aufi, Manager - Corporate Communications, Orpic commented, “We are committed at Orpic to support social events and contribute to preserving Omani tradition based on our value of serving Oman with pride. Orpic’s objective in this event was to draw a smile on the faces of the children and share this special moment with them and encourage their love for Omani tradition.”

    Hassan Jaboub, General Manager, MGM said, “Muscat Grand Mall has always been a great spot for such celebrations, especially for children. We feel proud to be part of this amazing event which saw a large number of children participating and enjoying themselves. We are proud to partner with Orpic who are leaders in the refining and petrochemicals business in Oman and the region and actively contribute towards community engagement initiatives.”

    Orpic would like to express its gratitude to Muscat Grand Mall, Partners and Orpic employees for all their efforts in making this event a success.

  • 18/05/2017 Orpic signs agreement with Oman Air

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company – Orpic signed a partnership agreement with Oman Air in a step to enhance the In Country Value (ICV) across the Sultanate as well as to provide quality services to Orpic employees. This agreement will offer a number of promotional services and products specially designed to meet the business requirements for Orpic. 

    Dr. Hilal Al Hinai, GM Corporate Support Services said on this occasion: “As part of our value to serve Oman with pride, we strive to ensure that Orpic promotes the In country Value initiatives by supporting Omani companies and at the same time to offer Orpic employees the best services to help them meet the business requirements. I trust that this agreement will boost cooperation between both companies as well as opening the door for more business opportunities with other companies too in the market”. 

    Mahfodh bin Ali Al-Harthy, senior vice president, Sales, GCC, MENA and Africa, said, "We are committed to ensure the best possible quality, choice and convenience for our guests, and we work very closely with many companies and institutions to positively impact Oman`s economy’.  

  • 09/05/2017 Orpic International Scholarship Program welcomes its fourth batch

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic welcomed the fourth batch of students as part of its International Scholarship Programme. This initiative is part of Orpic’s continued support to develop and nurture the future leaders of Oman and to support the young students in North Al Batinah as well as the Sultanate in general.

    Established in 2013, Orpic International Scholarship Programme entailed selecting students from North Al Batinah Governorate to benefit from the scholarships provided based on preset criteria’s. Once applications are received, screening of candidates was carried out by Takatuf Scholars Programme and selected students were offered international scholarships for two years in a preparatory school followed by another 4 years for Bachelor Degree in one of the leading universities around the world including the United Kingdom, Netherlands and the United States of America.

    Nofal Al Saidi, General Manager – Human Resource Services, Orpic said, “We are proud to welcome the fourth batch to the programme which enhances the vital role of Orpic in building the capacities of young Omanis in collaboration with Takatuf Scholars Programme”.

    The 10 Orpic international scholars will have the opportunity to complete their education, gain more useful skills for their academic and practical life and eventually build their career with Orpic upon successful completion of their international programme.

    Orpic believes in the importance of investing and developing Omani youth to create future leaders for the country”. Al Saidi added.

  • 07/05/2017 Orpic conducts local recruitment campaign

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company - Orpic conducted a local recruitment campaign based on its ongoing business expansion as well as its approved manning plan for 2017. Conducted over two days, the recruitment drive which was held in Muscat generated tremendous response with around 200 prospective candidates met the basic requirements and were interviewed out of around 12,000 entries.

    Orpic is undergoing a major transformation especially with the three strategic growth projects - Suhar Refinery Improvement project (SRIP), Muscat Suhar Product Pipeline (MSPP) Project and Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC). SRIP and MSPP are scheduled for commissioning during this year and LPIC by 2020. In view of the same, the recruitment campaign has been undertaken to not just create jobs but to provide a challenging and rewarding career to bright young talented minds.

    Nofal Al Saidi, GM – Human Resource Services, said, “We are entering an exciting future wherein Orpic will soon transform into an international player in the global petrochemicals marketplace. At Orpic we continue require highly talented local applicants to bolster our existing teams and work with the largest projects. Our mission is to serve Oman with pride and people are our number one asset.

    Orpic firmly believes in supporting the national In-Country Value (ICV) programme and hence believes in nurturing and developing Omanis to take on roles in line with the company’s long term strategic growth plan. Over time, Orpic has trained several Omanis to take on positions across different internal disciplines. Over the next few years, Orpic will aim at recruiting several competent national cadre to operate the current and upcoming plants.

  • 03/05/2017 Orpic celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    As part of its value to put Safety and the Environment first, Orpic celebrated yesterday ‘World Day for Safety and Health at Work’ at its locations in Muscat and Suhar. Every year, 28th April marks the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work which comes this year under the theme of ‘Decent work and Economic Growth’.

    Ahmed Saleh Al Jahdhami, Chief Excecutive Officer – Orpic said on this occasion, “The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a great opportunity for all Orpic employees and contractors to reinforce safety and health measures at all times while at work. This day is also a chance to emphasize on the fact that Optic’s corporate prime responsibility is to operate safely and reliably to protect its employees, plants, community and the environment”.

    This year, Orpic organized a campaign for its employees that focuses on the need to pay attention to safety and to recognize and assess risks that may arise from daily work operations. The one day campaign featured a number of important topics to enhance employees knowledge on Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and occupational Health, fire services department’s equipment’s and precaution measures and finally the 12 Orpic Safety rules.

    One of Orpic’s core value is to put safety and the environment first as well as the safety of its people, plants, environment and local communities. Orpic strives to create and maintain a safe working environment with a clear target of zero harm.

    The day was originally introduced by International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003 to globally promote the prevention of occupational accidents, illness and diseases.

  • 01/05/2017 Orpic celebrates International Labor Day 2017

    Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries - Orpic celebrated yesterday the International Labor Day 2017 at its various locations in Suhar, Muscat, Raysut and AL Jifnain. The world celebrates this day at the 1st of May every year to highlight the key role played by workers in contributing to the national economy of the country.

    On this occasion, Orpic would like to express its appreciation to each and every worker across its operational areas and plants for all the loyalty, dedication and hard work to the development of the Sultanate in general and Orpic in particular.

    Orpic takes this chance to congratulate all the hardworking labors in all fields of work in the Sultanate in order to build a promising, bright and new future for our beloved country, Oman.