(Oman) — The single largest engineered precast concrete gravity and pressure product manufacturing plant in the GCC for Amiantit Oman Concrete Products was inaugurated at Rusayl Industrial Area yesterday.
The event was attended by Dr Omar Zawawi, Shaikh Suhail Salim Bahwan, Shaikh Mohammed Saud Bahwan, Brig (Retd) Waleed Zawawi, Shaikh Ahmed Suhail Bahwan, Amal Suhail Bahwan, Muhammad bin Abdullah al Mahrooqi, Chairman of PAEW, Hussain Hassan Ali Abdul Hussain, CEO, Haya Water and Abdul Kader Askalan, CEO of Oman Arab Bank among others. The plant has been set up with technical support from Munro Limited of Canada and has been partly financed through Oman Arab Bank and Arab Bank of Bahrain.
The diverse facility has the capability to manufacture pre-stressed steel cylinder pipes for high pressure transmission of potable water, precast box culverts for various new roads and bridges, precast concrete manholes for sewer and storm water applications, reinforced concrete jacking pipes for micro tunneling used for sewer transport and sleeve applications and reinforced concrete pipes for storm water drainage applications.
The advanced and high speed facility at the plant reengineers the conventional process to save time and cost, complementing in-country value and creating significant job opportunities for nationals. This facility from Amiantit Oman will provide long lasting, time tested and economical solutions, which would significantly reduce project expenses for the country.
The pre-stressed steel cylinder pipes manufactured by the company is designed for use in high pressure water transmission networks and has the potential to significantly reduce import of expensive metallic pipes currently being used for the same application in Oman and the region.
The Precast Engineered Box Culverts will provide substantial progress on project timelines and savings by reducing dependence of imported workforce and would provide value added jobs for nationals in the factory.
G L Banerjee, CEO Amiantit Oman comments, “The plant through its diverse range of products would endorse Amiantit Oman’s vision to provide innovative, long lasting, easy to install solutions which would bring savings to our great nation of Oman and serve various government bodies.”