Contractor appointed for Mazoon Dairy enabling works

Business Reporter –
MUSCAT –
Dec 21: Mazoon Dairy, Oman’s premier dairy company founded under the National Food Security initiative of the Sultanate of Oman, has concluded a competitive tender process to appoint a contractor for its site enabling works.
Abu Hatim Co LLC, one of Oman’s leading construction and engineering companies, has been awarded the contract. A formal agreement will be signed on December 25, 2016.
A tender for pre-qualifying local companies to develop the farm, dairy plant and associated facilities at Al Sunaynah in Buraimi have also been floated earlier this year.
Dr Rashid al Masroori, Chairman of the Board of Mazoon Dairy said: “We are delighted to note that the project is progressing to the execution stage with the award of this site enabling works contract.
It is in our mission to address the self-sufficiency in dairy production. When operational, the integrated facility will comprise a state of the art dairy farm, a fully automated centralised processing plant and related sales and distribution facilities ensuring product reach within Oman and the wider region.”
The dairy farm is planned to house 25,000 Holstein Friesian cows over a period of 10 years. The facility will have a state of the art cow cooling systems and fully automated milking parlour.
The processing plant will process fresh milk, laban, yoghurts, juices and ice cream of the highest quality upholding international standards with HACCP & ISO certification. The products will be marketed under a brand that reflects Oman’s cultural values and national pride.

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