Oman: Raysut Cement subsidiary Duqm Cement Factory has signed a deal with Ahlibank for a US$21m loan for the construction of its Duqm grinding plant in Al Wusta Governotate. The grinding plant will produce ordinary Portland cement (OPC), Portland limestone cement (PLC) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS), according to the Times of Oman newspaper. Construction of the plant started in November 2020.
Raysut Cement chief executive officer (CEO) Joey Ghose said, “We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Ahlibank for financing the Construction of Duqm Cement Factory’s new grinding plant in Duqm Industrial Estate. Through strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors, the bank has ensured the all-round development of Oman’s diverse sectors. The new cement plant will spur economic activities in around the Duqm Industrial Estate and thereby bring more and more businesses to the region.”