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Al Wusta receives land for cement plant

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Al Wusta Cement Co. LLC, a joint venture between Oman Cement Co. and Raysut Cement Co. has been allocated land for the construction of a new cement plant in Duqm, Oman.

The land was allocated by the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) and totals an area of 0.5 million m2. Under the contract, Al Wusta Cement will receive the land for 50-year renewable durations.

According to a local news report, Al Wusta Cement is exploring two options for the new plant: a 5000 tpd capacity plant and a 10 000 tpd capacity plant. The company expects construction to begin in 2018 and be complete by 2020.

Investment in the new plan will be OMR225 million.

Al Wusta Cement Co. will be the third cement company in Oman, joining its joint venture partners, Oman Cement and Raysut Cement. Current installed capacity in the country is around 6 million tpy.

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