Octal petchem plant work nears completion
Dubai, November 13, 2008
Mammut Building Systems (MBS), one of the region’s largest manufacturers of pre-engineered steel buildings (PEBs) and polyurethane injected sandwich panels, said the construction of Oman-based Octal Holding Pet facility is nearing completion.
A subsidiary of Emaar Industries and Investments, MBS, said Octal Petrochemicals’ integrated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) production plant is being built at an initial cost of $300 million at Salalah Free Zone.
Octal Holding will add 500,000 metric tons per annum of production capacity in PET resins by May 2010, making it one of the world’s largest polyester producers with 800,000 metric tons of annual capacity, said a company official.
Global export sales capacity is expected to reach $500 million by the end of this year and net exports will reach $1.1 billion with the completion of phase three.
The development of the structures for Octal Petrochemicals was achieved with MBS’ specialized 3D detailing software. Most buildings were a mixture of Hot Rolled and Built-up sections along with PUF sandwich panels.
“MBS is becoming a benchmark for unique structures across the region and our work for the petrochemical site of Octal is another powerful manifestation of our ability to deliver our first class products in the GCC,” says MBS managing director, Bob Webster.
“This has been a challenging project for MBS, where high quality and timely delivery were essential. We deliver and support exceptional quality buildings across the region and we continue to break new boundaries,” adds Webster.
MBS’ ability to deliver projects across the region has been influenced by EII’s strategic input and management support.
“All our subsidiaries are considered partners and it is particularly pleasing to see MBS gaining in strength. The region requires such advanced engineered structures that are quick to erect and provide a solution to the demand in the GCC and the subcontinent,” says Dr Ahmad Khayyat, CEO, EII.-TradeArabia News Service