Dubai, UAE -- An Oman-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate) facility in Salalah, Oman being built by Mammut Building Systems FZC (MBS) for Octal Holding is nearly finished, the company announced 13 Nov.
MBS is a subsidiary of Emaar Industries & Investments (EII) and claims to be one of the region's largest manufacturers of pre-engineered steel buildings (PEBs) and polyurethane injected sandwich panels.
Development of the structures for this project was achieved using MBS' specialised 3D detailing software, and MBS said most buildings were constructed using a mixture of hot-rolled and built-up sections along with PUF sandwich panels.
Octal Holding & Co. (SAOC) will add 500 000 tonnes per annum of production capacity in PET resins by May 2010, making it one of the world's largest polyester producers with 800 000 tonnes annual capacity.
The $300 million integrated Octal Petrochemicals' PET and amorphous PET plant is will push export sales capacity to $500 million by the end of this year and net exports will reach $1100 million with the completion of phase three, said MBS.
"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," commented MBS managing director, Bob Webster, in a 13 Nov press statement.
EII is a private company which aims to capitalise on the growth potential of the Middle East, North African and South Asian manufacturing sectors.
"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," commented Dr Ahmad Khayyat, ceo of EII, in the announcement.
MBS has the capacity to deliver 6000 tons of pre-engineered steel and over 180 000 sq.m of polyurethane injected sandwich panels each month. EII acquired majority stake in MBS in April, 2007 and is assisting the company to raise capacity and build a structural steel division.