Category: Manufacturing

Sohar port breaks container volume record

Despite on-going issues in the maritime industry and the continued lull in global oil prices, container volumes at Sohar port in the second quarter of 2017 grew by 11 per cent from the same quarter last year, as Sohar emerges as one of the region’s prime logistical hubs. Dry bulk cargo also grew significantly at […]

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 […]

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 […]

scaffolding factory
PDO-backed scaffolding factory opens in Sohar

A new factory backed by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and specialising in providing scaffolding products and services to Omani industry has been officially opened in Sohar under the auspices of Dr Mohamed Al Rumhy, the Minister of Oil and Gas. Triangle Engineering will supply the Sultanate’s oil and gas and construction sectors and act as […]

Salalah Methanol seeks $720mn loan from banks

Oman’s Salalah Methanol Co. has asked banks for a $720 million syndicated loan that the state-run petrochemical company would use for a new ammonia plant and refinancing purposes, banking sources said. Bank Dhofar and Standard Chartered are advising the company on the financing, which is expected to have a 12-year maturity. Banks are expected to […]


Oman Cables Industry acts as a responsible corporate citizens in compliance with the environmental norms. The company has energy and material saving programmes as well as reusing and recycling initiatives, says CEO, Gert Hoefman Oman Cables Industry has always been at the forefront of the implementation of in-country value (ICV), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and […]

Octal Petrochemicals FZC
 Prioritising sustainable growth  

OCTAL Oman’s social investments, professional development programmes and innovative technologies are aimed at spurring socio-economic development, says  Ahmed Al Najjar, Director of Government Affairs  Since its inception, OCTAL Oman has worked tirelessly to provide local communities with sustainable benefits through job creation and essential skills training. The company believes that its role as an Omani […]

Setting new benchmarks

Vale Oman has contributed to fostering the social and economic development of the territories where it operates by investing in sustainable and long-lasting projects  Vale has sought to build relationships and bonds with its stakeholders from an inclusive approach that seeks to understand deeply the realities of the territory where it operates. It means bringing […]