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Carmeuse Majan targets expansion

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Omani lime producer, Carmeuse Majan, is targeting expansion, according to its General Manager, Wael Abdalla. Speaking to local newspaper, Oman Daily Observer, Abdalla said growth to a four-kiln operation was the target.

“Development of four kilns is our current expansion plant,” Wael said. “Off that, the second kiln investment preparation have already started and gas allocation to the second kiln at the soonest is an absolute necessity.”

The company is operating its current kiln at its 400 tpd capacity with strong demand for the product in Oman and surrounding countries, particularly India.

“Lime demand in India is projected to grow from 7 to 12 million t by 2020, driven by fast growing steel industry,” Wael said. “Reports suggest that India aims to achieve 300 million t of annual steel production by 2025 – 2030.”

In the longer term, Carmeuse Majan could grow to an eight-kiln operation, depending on the company securing gas allocations to support such expanded operations.

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