OMAN - Raysut Cement launches largest cement silo in region

Byjirong

Updated Fri, 20 May 2016 15:22:48 GMT

Raysut Cement Company (RCC) has recently launched a new silo at its cement plant in Salalah. The storage capacity of the new silo is 20,000t. It has a diameter of 30m and a height of 43m. RCC say it is one of the largest silos in the region.

The silo contains three compartments with a capacity of 3000 - 12,000t. It is designed to hold Ordinary Portland Cement, sulphate-resistant cement and oil well cement. The silo also contains two units for the loading of bulk cement with a delivery rate of 300t/hour. Weighbridges have been fitted beneath the silo to allow direct weighing of bulk cement before it is packed. The new silo will feed a proposed packing plant with 150t/hour of cement. This new packing plant is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.

RCC intends to use its new silo and packing plant to target local and international markets.