The investment subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, Takamul Investment Company, is joining with CoreSulphur, one of the world’s leading providers of technology, to create a new, major, sulphur bentonite and micronutrient facility near the Port of Sohar in Oman.
New Company Sohar Sulphur Fertilizers
The complex will be owned and operated by these companies along with another Oman-based firm, Awtad Projects and Development. As a group these businesses have created a new company, Sohar Sulphur Fertilizers LLC, which will be the owner and operator of the facility.
The complex will utilize cutting-edge technologies and will be the first of its kind in Oman. The facility will have its home in close proximity to the Sohar Refinery plant which is part of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (ORPIC.)
Feedstock Sulphur Readily Available
The officials on the project explained that the source for feedstock sulphur will be the Sohar Refinery, which is close to where the new facility will be built. The refinery can produce approximately 140 tonnes of molten sulphur every day, a major by-product of the process of refining crude oil.
Last year a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Sohar Refinery and Takamul stating that the sulphur produced by the Sohar Refinery will be dedicated to the Sohar Sulphur Fertilizers LLC. As a consequence of this agreement, the sulphur, which right now is being shipped to other regional and international locations, will permit the additional processing of sulphur into a valuable commodity locally.
International Player in Fast-Growing Market
Kent Lambden, managing director of CoreSulphur, commented on its newly formed partnership with Takamul:
“As the foremost expert in sulphur bentonite and sulphur micronutrient fertilizers, CoreSulphur’s formation of Sohar Sulphur Fertilizer positions us as a fast-growing international player in a high-growth market. Our partnerships with leading firms, such as Takamul and Awtad, highlight our expertise and stance within the industry. We’re extremely pleased to expand into Oman to provide unmatched products to areas that need it most.”