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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Indian firm to set up calcium hydroxide project in Duqm SEZ

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Muscat, DEC 22 - India’s Anil Poddar Group will establish a calcium hydroxide manufacturing project in Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZ). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by Eng Ali bin Abdullah al Zadjali, Project Manager of Shumook Mining Industries Complex, who is also General Manager of Al Duqm Quarries, with Anil Poddar, founder of Anil Poddar Group. Last month, Shumook Mining Industries Complex signed a usufruct agreement with the SEZ Authority of Duqm for the lease of a 250,000 sq metre area for the development of an industrial complex with an investment of around RO 95 million.


Under the latest MoU, signed in Mumbai on Saturday, the Anil Poddar Group will set up a calcium hydroxide plant on a 20,000 sq metre site within the industrial complex with an initial capacity of 5 tonnes/day. Raw material for the plant will be supplied by Al Duqm Quarries. Calcium hydroxide has wide application in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and water treatment. The Shumook Mining Industries Complex will be built in several stages. Investments expected to come up within the complex include projects for the manufacture of cement, lime, glass, aluminium fabrication, fertiliser, poultry feed, and waste container manufacturing, among others.


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