Oman Cement Company (OCC) is interested in establishing a cement plant in the port town of Daqm, the Times of Oman reports.
The company is currently carrying out a feasibility study for a plant which would be a joint venture with fellow Oman cement producer, Raysut Cement. Jamal Shamis Al Hooti, chief executive of Oman Cement Company, said: “If the feasibility report says it is viable to install the plant, supply cement locally and for export market there is nothing like it. We just awarded the contract to a consultant to study the viability of the cement plant. The study is done at a cost of about US$25,000, which will be shared by Oman Cement and Raysut Cement.”
A few years ago, the government had provided a license to Oman Cement and Raysut Cement to establish a joint cement plant in Daqm due to availability of the raw materials in the region.