Sohar air separation plant declared complete

Muscat Gases Co announces successful oxygen and nitrogen production

The plant has successfully commenced the production of oxygen and nitrogen (Image used for illustrative purposes)
The plant has successfully commenced the production of oxygen and nitrogen (Image used for illustrative purposes)

Muscat Gases Co has announced that its new air separation plant at Sohar Industrial Estate has been successfully commissioned and the production of oxygen and nitrogen has commenced.

Times of Oman reports that the plant will enhance the company’s capacity to meet domestic as well as international demands, and it expects this will increase the company’s profitability in the coming period.

A ten-year supply contract has been signed with Oman Aluminium Rolling Company which will see Muscat Gases Co supplying nitrogen and various other gases from the new air separation plant.

Another long-term supply contract will be signed in the next two weeks, according to the company.

The first nine months of 2012 saw the company make a net profit of $3.1m (OMR 1.19m) against $3m (OMR 1.16m) for the same period of 2011.

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