Sohar antimony project on track for end-2017 commissioning

Business Reporter –
Dec 21: London-based Tri-Star Resources says it remains confident its joint venture antimony production facility, under construction at Freezone Sohar, is on course for commissioning by the end of 2017.
The Oman Antimony Roaster is a facility for antimony production with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes of metal per annum. Antimony is used in flame retardant compounds and in alloys for batteries.
Tri-Star owns a 40 per cent stake in Strategic & Precious Metals Processing LLC, the company promoting the roaster project. Tri-Star said SPM has now either committed or incurred over half the capital outlay on the project, with site construction activity having begun and major capital items scheduled to arrive in the first half of 2017.
Engineering design, procurement of long lead time items and plant layout continues to advance, according to the company.