Oman Cement subsidiary invites bids for $212mn integrated cement plant in Duqm

Al Sahawa Cement Company to invite bids by mid-July for two key tenders

Al Sahawa Cement Company (ASCC), a key subsidiary of Oman Cement Company, is set to invite bids by mid-July for two key tenders linked to the construction of a new $212 million integrated cement plant in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm region, in the Sultanate of Oman.

According to a report by the Oman Daily Observer, at the heart of the project is a 5,000 tonne per day (tpd) clinker production unit – the contract for which is proposed to be awarded on an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.

Work on the clinker facility is expected to be conducted in parallel with the construction of a cement grinding unit, the report added. Commissioning is slated for March 2022, it said.

Oman Cement is the Sultanate’s first cement manufacturer. It has also invited bids for the supply and installation of a captive thermal power plant, featuring a pair of turbines each of 15MW capacity. The plant is expected to utilise waste gases from the cement mill to generate electricity.

This will dramatically reduce the new project’s energy costs, as well as mitigating its carbon footprint, the report concluded.

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