Muscat – Sanvira Carbon (FZC) Company’s calcined petroleum coke plant, which has been developed with an investment of over RO60mn, was inaugurated at Sohar Freezone on Sunday.
The inauguration ceremony was held under the auspices of H E Eng Salim Nasser al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, according to an Oman News Agency report.
The plant has a production capacity of 600,000 tonnes per annum of calcined petroleum coke and 24 megawatts of electricity annually through produced steam.
The calcined petroleum coke plant has been developed by Sanvira Carbon (FZC), which is a joint venture between India’s Sanvira Industries, Oman National Investment Development Company (Tanmia) and Omani chemicals manufacturing firm United Business Trading.
Sanvira Industries is one of the leading manufacturers of calcined petroleum coke.
Sanvira Carbon’s plant is the first of its kind in the sultanate that transforms petroleum coke into a product of high industrial value, which is used in aluminum industries and several other mining industries.
The project will provide 200 employment opportunities for Omani youth. Omanisation at the plant is planned to be increased to 50 per cent in the next five years.
Sanvira Carbon plant is an addition to the petrochemicals and aluminum sectors in Oman by attracting advance technologies and creating employment opportunities.
The project will target both local and exports markets. GCC demand for calcined petroleum coke stands at 1.5mn tonnes annually.