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Oman Cement unit to float bids for $212m Duqm project

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 at Duqm region of the sultanate, said a report.
 
At its heart is a 5,000 tonne per day (tpd) clinker production unit, a contract for which is proposed to be awarded on an Engineering – Procurement – Construction (EPC) basis, stated Oman Daily Observer. 
 
Work on the clinker facility is expected to be pursued in parallel with the construction of a cement grinding unit, with commissioning slated during March 2022, said the report.
 
The sultanate’s first cement manufacturer, Oman Cement has also invited bids for the supply and installation of a captive thermal power plant featuring a pair of turbines each of 15 megawatts (MW) capacity, it stated. 
 
The thermal power plant, which is expected to utilise waste gases from the cement mill to generate electricity, will dramatically reduce the new project’s energy costs, as well as mitigate its carbon footprint, it added.