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Oman Cement appoints Zhu Yaping as new CEO

31 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co ’s board of directors has approved the appointment of Zhu Yaping as the company’s new CEO with immediate effect. He succeeds Salim Abdullah al Hajri, who retired as CEO of the company. Mr Yaping is a senior executive from Oman Cement’s majority shareholder Huaxin Cement Co, which completed the acquisition of a majority 59.58 per cent stake in Oman Cement. Mr Yaping is a highly experienced professional in the cement industry with more than 30 years of experience and a dist...

Oman Cement sales advance in 1Q23

25 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co has reported sales of OMR19.5m (US$50.65m) in the opening quarter of 2023, ending 31 March 2023. This compares to OMR16.96m in the same period a year earlier. Net income in the first quarter came in at OMR2.04m, up from OMR0.9m in the first three months of 2022, reports Market Screener. 

Huaxin acquires majority stake in Oman Cement

10 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Company SAOG has confirmed the successful completion of a share purchase agreement between The Investment Authority Company SPC (representing the government’s stake in the cement manufacturer), and Huaxin (Hong Kong) International Holdings Limited. Under the agreement signed last month, Huaxin acquired 59.58 per cent the share capital of publicly traded Oman Cement for a consideration estimated at USD193.1m. The buyer, Huaxin, has assigned its ownership right to Abra Holdings...

Oman Investment Authority starts sale of Oman Cement Co to Huaxin

14 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has started the process for divesting its majority stake in Oman Cement Co. Ibrahim bin Said al Eisari, director general of private ownership at OIA, said: “This exit comes in accordance with a plan pursued by OIA aimed at achieving a number of goals, including attracting foreign investment to the sultanate. This will contribute to achieving economic diversification and transfer of modern technology to the targeted sectors.” OIA will sell its entire sha...

GCC cement: set for a revival?

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

With oil prices expected to remain elevated, GCC governments are easing their budgets and restarting construction projects. For cement producers this is good news and the sector prepares for its revival as demand for its products is forecast to show significant growth in the short- to medium term. By U Capital Research, Oman. After challenging times due to economic restrictions, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices, the GCC cement sector can now look forward to better...

UltraTech Cement to acquire majority share in Duqm Cement Project

31 January 2023, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Ltd, (UCMEIL) a wholly owned subsidiary of the company in UAE, has released a statement signifying that it has entered into a share sale and purchase agreement with Seven Seas Company LLC, Oman, for acquisition of 70 per cent equity shares in Duqm Cement Project International, LLC, Oman.  

CMA suspends trading of shares in Raysut Cement

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The Capital Market Authority (CMA) has suspended the trading of shares in Oman-based Raysut Cement SAOG after material misrepresentations were spotted in the company’s unaudited financial reports for the second quarter of 2022, published on 10 November 2022. According to the Oman Daily Observer, the misrepresentations were picked up during an audit of the results as they were inconsistent with international accounting standards and therefore the results do not reflect the real financial...

Oman Cement commissions WTE plant

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of efforts to reduce its reliance on natural gas, Oman Cement plans to commission a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, using shredded scrap tyres. The plant is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. According to Oman Daily Observer, the plant is part of a fuel diversification strategy adopted by the cement company, which is 51 per cent owned by Oman Investment Authority (OIA), to enable access to a mix of alternative, sustainable energy sources. Two years ago, Oman Environmen...

Oman takes measures to meet shortfall in cement demand

24 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion held a joint meeting in Muscat on 22 March 2022 with departments concerned and related companies to discuss cement shortage in some governorates of Oman. One of the local factories suspended production due to the hike in costs of raw materials in the production prices. Almost immediately, Oman Cement announced its readiness to boost its production capacity by 10 per cent to meet the shortfall. The meeting resulted in taking ...

Oman Cement Co reports OMR4.447m net profit

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co posted a net profit of OMR4.447m (US$11.57m) for 2021, representing a growth in its commercial activities despite the economic impact of COVID-19. Eng Salem Bin Abdullah al Hairi, CEO of Oman Cement, said that these results have been achieved due to a number of policies implemented meet the higher demand and despite the strong competition that was witnessed in the market, not only from local cement companies but also from imported cement brands. In 2021 the company produ...