Oman Cement Copany, the Sultanate’s second biggest cement producer, is planning to modernise its clinker unit and reduce emissions with a total capital expenditure of US$37.57m. The contract has been awarded to CNBM International Engineering of China. The work is expected to be completed by end of February 2012.
The modernisation of Line No 1 will also result in increased production from 2000tpd to 2700tpd. Also, the plant will be energy-efficient in terms of fuel consumption with an increased plant life of another 25 years. ERCOM Consulting Engineers, India has been appointed as consultant for the projects.
In an attempt to make their plant eco-friendly, the company has signed a contract with Sino Environment Engineering Development of China for modernisation of the existing pollution control equipment of Line 1 at a total cost of US$8.58m with CNBM International Engineers and Sino Environment Engineering Development Company.