Oman-based Al Hosn Logistics and Warehousing Services, a subsidiary of Al Hosn Investment Company (HIC), has signed an agreement with Amjaad Engineering & Contracting to expand its existing facility at Sohar Free Zone at an additional investment of RO2.5 million ($6.49 million), said a report.
Construction work on the expansion project is expected to be undertaken shortly by Amjaad Engineering & Contracting, added the Times of Oman report.
It will take the total built-up area of the facility to 22,000 sq m, from its current 12,500 sq m, it said.
Osama Mariam, CEO of HIC, pointed out that the expansion project would witness the establishment of cold storage warehouses, a first of its kind in Sohar Free Zone.
As per the plan, the cold storage warehouses will be divided into 21 chambers, featuring controlled temperature.
Moreover, all the warehouses would be convertible from dry to cold storage and from cold to dry. Expected to be completed by year-end 2020, the project will nearly double the built-up area and increase the leasable area, added the report.