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Oman Cement continues upgrade work

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Oman Cement is continuing work to upgrade its cement plant an improve productivity in the face of rising input costs. The company’s production rose 40.68% in 2H17 to 1.255 million tpy of clinker, while cement production was up 4.44% to 1.263 million t.

Upgrade work on the pollution control equipment on line 2 has almost been completed. The kiln has been ignited and clinker production restarted. The upgraded system was supplied by Danish engineering company, FLSmidth.

The company has also awarded an EPC contract for the installation of a new Rotopacker and vacuum-type truck loader to increase the plant’s packing and loading capacity. Total cost of the project is US$4 million. Design work has been completed and approval by the local government with site execution work to start soon.

The company has also hired consultants to study and eliminate the bottlenecks at the existing plant in order to enhance plant performance. The preliminary technical evaluation has been received and is under review.

A consultant has also been appointed for a feasibility report for the joint venture company, Al Wusta Cement LLC, which is planning a new cement plant within the Duqm Special Economic Zone. Duqm is located on the Arabian Sea in central Oman. Al Wusta is a joint venture between Oman Cement and fellow Omani cement maker, Raysut Cement.

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