Sembcorp Salalah Power and Water Co said that the company, with the help of its staff, took all necessary measures to minimize the impact of the Cyclone. “Our preliminary assessment is that the total impact due to Cyclone is not expected to be material. However, the total impact of the Cyclone on plant operations cannot yet be precisely assessed at this point in time,” the company said.
The company is producing power and delivering to Dhofar grid. Our water production plant is temporarily shut down due to a severe worsening of sea conditions during the cyclone, conditions that still persist.
Muscat Securities Muscat had issued a circular calling for public shareholding companies to disclose the damages caused by the tropical situation. Accordingly a few companies based in Salalah have made their statements.
Dhofar Insurance Company informed its investors and customers that with the decline in climatic conditions that effected Dhofar and Wusta, the company is currently evaluating the impact of its branches in to return to work normally. Mirbat and Taqa branches were affected by the power outage while the Al Qouf branch was affected by the amount of water in front of the branch. There is no effect on other branches.
Raysut Cement Company said it has been affected by climatic conditions during the previous two days, which has caused some external damages, water logging in the production buildings and stock yard, this has impact on production stoppage for about eight to 10 days. “The insurance company will disclose the losses when it is available and after loss evaluation and quantification.”
Salalah Port said it suffered extensive damages by the recent cyclone Mekunu. Recovery and salvage operations are expected to take a minimum of 72 hours to make the port safe.