Oman: Raysut Cement is upgrading its gas supply station at its Raysut plant in Salalah. The installation will let the unit receive an additional 40,000m3/day of gas for use as fuel to increase cement production to about 140,000t/yr.
Other on-going upgrades by the cement producer include the implementation of the parent company’s joint venture project with Barwaaqo Cement Company in Somaliland. At Duqm Port, construction has been completed on the company’s cement handling terminal, which is expected to formally begin commercial operations in the third quarter of 2016.
Civil works on a new packing plant, which features a 150t/hr rotary packing machine with auto truck loader, is underway. The facility is expected to be commissioned by the end of October 2016. Work on the installation of 12,000t capacity silos is also in progress at the company’s Pioneer Cement in the UAE. The new facility will be commissioned by the end of November 2016.