Category: Industry

Industry
Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani
Wooing investments

The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates aims to implement a number of vital projects. A master plan has been prepared for Sohar Industrial Estate, taking into account the current seven phases and the surrounding developments, says CEO, Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) is witnessing rapid growth giving a […]

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Lee Chee Khian
Building Blocks of Sustainable Development

Lee Chee Khian, CEO of Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm, talks about how the region is getting kitted out to attract foreign investors and emerge as Oman’s manufacturing hub How is manufacturing sector going to contribute to Oman’s future economic development? And how Duqm is going to be an enabler of this transition? Currently […]

Industry
S Gopalan
Staying Competitive

Reem Batteries and Power Appliances Company is currently in a consolidation mode and is working on improving its cost competitiveness. The company is aggressively pursuing renewable energy offerings for Oman and some African countries, says CEO S Gopalan                             Can you highlight […]

Industry
Nicholas P Barakat
Ahead of the curve

  Octal which accounts for 7.3 per cent of Oman’s total non-oil exports has sustained its growth momentum by raising production levels, expanding product ranges and adopting new technologies, says Nicholas P Barakat The government is putting its best efforts, through various incentives to promote foreign investments and to give the manufacturing sector the push […]

Industry
NA Ansari
Nerves of steel

NA Ansari, CEO of Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel, talks about the potential of manufacturing sector in general, and steel industry in particular, to contribute to Oman’s economic diversification, and the key challenges facing the industries     As part of its diversification drive, the government is attracting foreign investments in free zones and special […]

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Sino-Omani Industrial City
Sino-Omani Industrial City work to start on April 19

A foundation stone laying ceremony for the Sino-Omani Industrial City will be conducted in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm on April 19. The ceremony will be attended by Wang Heshan, deputy governor of Ningxia Province, Yahya bin Said Al Jabri, chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (Sezad) and officials from the […]

Industry
Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)
Polypropylene plant to raise capacity to 340,000 tonnes

Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) said that the capacity of its polypropylene plant will be raised to 340,000 tonnes of high quality polypropylene per annum from 200,000 tonnes a year now. This is considered an achievement for the company, which started operations in 2006. Faisal Al Hajri, Orpic’s regional sales manager for Middle […]

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reggy-vermeulen
Expanding opportunities

The next three years will witness big investments and massive developments in Duqm port, says Reggy Vermeulen, CEO, Port of Duqm Company in an interview with Oommen John P   Can you share with us a few highlights of Port of Duqm in 2016? A lot of contracts were awarded in 2016. This is an […]

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Indian delegation seeks to enhance trade, investment

A high-powered Indian trade delegation visited Oman recently  to enhance trade relations and seek investment opportunities in various sectors in the Sultanate, especially in small and medium enterprises. The ten-member delegation from the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India’s oldest trade body, is led by Anil Khaitan, vice-president of the chamber. The delegation members represent […]

Kunooz Oman Holding plans IPO in 2017

Kunooz Oman Holding, one of the Sultanate’s major mining companies has plans to come up with an initial public offering (IPO) in the first half of 2017. “The company, which has a paid-up capital of RO16mn, has received initial approval to offer 25 per cent stake in Kunooz Oman to the investing public through a […]