Category: Manufacturing

ECONOMY
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 […]

Manufacturing
Duqm
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 […]

COMPANIES
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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 […]

COMPANIES
Duqm
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 […]

ECONOMY
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 […]

Manufacturing
voltamp 1
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 […]

ECONOMY
soharport-
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 […]

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
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 […]

Manufacturing
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 […]