Category: Manufacturing

Mohammed Al Naki
Bright prospects

Mohammed Al Naki, Chairman of Arab International Aluminium Conference (Arabal), talks about the growth prospects and challenges of the regional aluminium industry, in an interview with Muhammed Nafie During the last three and a half decades, Arabal has evolved along with the aluminium industry in the Mena region. Can you talk about the conference’s role […]

Oman’s SGRF to develop port, industrial zone in Tanzania

A major integrated project to develop a port and an adjoining industrial zone in Tanzania by the Sultanate’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), along with its partner China Merchants Ports (CMPorts), has received approval from the Government of Tanzania. The proposal included dredging of the navigational channel, construction of a port and logistics park, and […]


Sohar Aluminium is hosting the 2017 Arab International Aluminium Conference or ARABAL in Muscat from November 7–9 2017. Said Al Masoudi, CEO, Sohar Aluminium explains its uniqueness and differentiation. Mayank Singh reports The theme of ARABAL is ‘driving strategic growth across the global aluminium industry.’ What are the key takeaways that delegates can look forward […]

Oman Porcelain launches metallic, large-sized tiles
Oman Porcelain launches metallic, large-sized tiles

Oman Porcelain Company has launched a premium and exclusive range of lavish metallic and large-sized tiles called Metallica and Garnde respectively, at the recently held India Oman Business Meet in Sohar. The product lines were unveiled under the auspices of HE Eng Ahmed Bin Hassan Al Dheeb, undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, […]

Mazoon Dairy
Foundation stone laid for RO100mn Mazoon Dairy project

Oman’s Minister of Agriculture, Fuad bin Jaafar Al Sajwani, has presided over a foundation stone laying ceremony for Mazoon Dairy’s flagship dairy project at Al Sunayah. The event formally marked the official launch of the main construction work on the state of the art OMR100 million project. The minister was joined by the members of […]

SEZAD signs land leasing agreement for RO225mn cement plant

  A land lease agreement for building a large cement plant in Duqm with a capital expenditure of OMR225 million was signed by the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) with Al Wusta Cement Company LLC. Al Wusta Cement Company LLC is promoted by Raysut Cement Company and Oman Cement Company. According to a […]

PDO-backed drilling equipment factory opens in Nizwa

A new PDO-backed factory which will manufacture key well equipment for the oil and gas industry has been officially opened in Nizwa. The Omani company Gulf Energy established the Fishing & Remedial Experts Enterprise (FREE) facility which is set to create up to 70 jobs for nationals. PDO has signed a 10-year contract with FREE […]

Duqm authority signs RO199mn contract to build liquid berth

Duqm special economic zone authority on Wednesday signed a OMR199.1 million-engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Boskalis Westminster (Oman) for building a liquid berth at Duqm. The planned liquid berth will enable Duqm Port to export refined petroleum products and add value in hydrocarbon chain. As per the agreement, Boskalis Westminster (Oman) will carry […]

Salalah Methanol Company
Salalah Methanol Company secures funding for ammonia project

Salalah Methanol Company (SMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company (OOC), celebrated the financial closure for Salalah Ammonia Plant, a sustainable project that will significantly contribute to the development of downstream sector in Dhofar Governorate and the Sultanate’s diversification plans. The ceremony, held in Grand Millennium Muscat, was attended by Isam bin Saud […]

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Voltamp to supply 4,900 transformers to Kahramaa

Voltamp Energy’s subsidiary, Voltamp Oman Transformer Company, has been awarded two contracts worthRO34mn for the supply of power transformers to the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation   Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has signed a QR350mn (RO34mn) contract with Voltamp Oman for the supply of 4,900 transformers for the electric distribution grid […]