Omani rebar producer Hadid Majan has commissioned its second rebar rolling mill, taking capacity of the product from 6,000 tonnes/month to 21,000 t/m, the firm tells Steel Business Briefing. Sales are targeted at the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as well as Iraq and Iran.
The facility, located in Rusayl Industrial Estate, west of Muscat, is currently producing 8,000 t/m of rebar but plans to ramp up to full capacity eventually, when market conditions allow. Billet is sourced from the local Omani market, as well as from neighbouring United Arab Emirates.
Majan tells SBB it forecasts strong growth for rebar demand in Oman as a result of burgeoning activity in residential and infrastructural construction, fuelled by projects such as the expansion of Muscat International Airport, planned construction of regional airports at Sohar, Adam, Ras Al Hadd and Duqm, as well as new roads and dry docks. This makes Oman the second market after Saudi Arabia in the GCC for infrastructure projects, a company representative says.
Oman consumes 55,000-60,000 tonnes/month of rebar, around 20,000t of which is met by imports mainly from the United Arab Emirates, but also Turkey and Qatar.