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Oman Cement Co appoints consultancy for Duqm plant

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co has appointed “a leading consultant company” to work on its upcoming Duqm cement plant as a project consultant, reports New Vision. While it did not name the consultancy, it confirmed that its Duqm integrated plant would have a capacity of 5000tpd. The project, which was approved by the company’s board of directors in December 2018, represents an investment of around US$212m.

Raysut Cement to install 1Mta grinding unit in Oman

04 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The board of Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has approved a plan to install a new grinding unit in Duqm, in the central-eastern part of the country. The 1Mta project is expected to represent an investment of US$30m, with work on the plant scheduled to begin later this month.

Raysut Cement and Bank Nizwa sign OMR19.5m financing agreement

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Co has signed a OMR19.5m (US$50.6m) agreement for Shari’a-compliant financing facilities with Oman-based Islamic lender Bank Nizwa. The facilities consist of long-term financing of OMR12m, working capital of OMR3m to the cement producer’s Salalah plant and OMR4.5m for the construction and expansion of Sohar Cement Factory. Sheikh Abdul Hafidh Salim Al Barami, vice chairman of Raysut, said: "The secured Shari’a-compliant banking facilities will set us for stronger and rapid g...

Oman Cement Co reports 52% fall in profit

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co has reported a 52 per cent YoY fall in profit after tax for its 1H19 unaudited results, decreasing to OMR2.3m (US$6m) from OMR4.8m of the year-ago period. The first six months of 2019 saw total revenue at the company remain flat at OMR26.3m.

Raysut Cement Co sees revenue fall 5% in 1H19

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has announced its unaudited consolidated results for the first six months of 2019. The company has seen a 5.1 per cent YoY decline in revenue to OMR41.7m (US$108.5m), compared with OMR43.94m in the 1H18. Profit before tax fell 58.1 per cent to OMR517,398 from OMR1.23m. Profit after tax decreased 27.1 per cent to OMR511,871 against OMR701,732 in the year-ago period.

Raysut Cement recycle bulk carrier

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Raysut II bulk cement carrier of Raysut Cement Co of Oman was re-floated and recycled recently, according to shipping industry sources. Resolve Marine Group completed the complicated wreck removal of bulk cement carrier Raysut II and also made arrangements to off load damaged cargo at port of Salalah, Oman. The vessel was owned by Raybulk Navigation Inc, a subsidiary of Raysut Cement. Reportedly foreign experts were chosen for this project, because of their plan to re-float the ves...

Raysut Cement targets expansion outside Gulf region

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Co aims to build on its recent acquisition of Sohar Cement by expanding into Africa and India. Raysut Cement's Chief Executive, Joey Gosh, signalled that further expansion for the Oman cement producer was planned in 2019. Having acquired Sohar Cement Factory LLC for US$60m, Oman Cement is now looking outside of its domestic market. "We are looking at an aggressive expansion strategy from 2019 with a view to eventually expand our production to 20Mta," said Mr Gosh. The indian ...

Raysut Cement reports 10% revenue increase in 1Q19

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has released its unaudited consolidated financial results for the 1Q19, reporting a 9.8 per cent YoY increase in revenue to OMR23m (US$59.84m) from OMR20.96m. However, profit before tax declined 77.2 per cent in the first quarter to OMR248,478, compared with OMR1.09m of the year-ago period. Total profit and comprehensive income attributable to shareholders decreased 46 per cent to OMR242,951 from OMR450,161.

Oman eyes on boosting minerals explorations

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The Government of Oman is planning to explore and enhance the production of minerals including raw materials for the cement industry. According to local media, Oman's mining authorities have identified investment opportunities worth over OMR300m (US$780.2m) that are linked to the exploitation and commercialisation of the country's prolific industrial mineral resources.   These minerals include gypsum, limestone, gabbro, marble, kaolin, quartz, clay, basalt, potash and dolomite – non-metalli...

Raysut Cement's production rises 14% in FY18

08 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Co of Oman has released consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018, reporting that it produced 3.398Mt of clinker and 3.326Mt of cement against 2.967Mt of clinker and 2.913Mt of cement, respectively in 2017.  The overall production of clinker is higher YoY by 14.5 per cent and cement by 14.2 per cent, respectively.   According to the report, out of total production, the parent company produced 2.051Mt of clinker and 2.11Mt of cement at its Sal...