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The Sultanate of Oman lays the foundation stone for the polysilicon factory and plans to open it in 2025

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Tomorrow, Monday, the Sohar Free Zone in the Sultanate of Oman will celebrate the laying of the foundation stone for the polysilicon factory project, with an investment of more than 520 million Omani riyals, and it is expected to open during the year 2025 AD.
The project is being built on an area of ​​160,000 square meters to produce high-quality metallic silicon with a capacity of 100,000 tons annually. The production process takes place by pouring liquid metallic silicon from the furnace into the molds, and then cooling it through molds or continuous casting. After cooling, Silicon metal grinding and packing for global export.

The project reflects the desire to continue the efforts initiated by the Sultanate of Oman to encourage local investment and attract foreign investments, as a translation of the objectives of the “Oman 2040” vision.

Dr. Saleh bin Saeed Musan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion for Trade and Industry, said that the industrial sector is of great importance as it is considered a locomotive that achieves comprehensive development in the Sultanate of Oman and the rest of the economic sectors revolve around it and integrate with it.

He added that the United Solar project is one of the investment projects in the Sultanate of Oman with a production capacity of up to 100,000 tons annually, noting that the project is important for the industrial sector and demonstrates the sector’s ability to attract important foreign investments, which enhances business growth and provides industrial opportunities. New.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion for Trade and Industry explained that the Industrial Strategy 2040 targets a group of industries, most notably knowledge-based industries that rely on research, development and advanced technology, and seeks to enhance the integration of modern technologies and harness innovation within the framework of a knowledge economy to create knowledge-based industries and enhance the role of The Sultanate of Oman is one of the leading countries in the industrial and technological field.
Dr. Saleh bin Saeed Musan pointed out that the project will enhance the position of Sohar Port and the free zone by increasing the volume of handling in the future, in addition to that it represents an important achievement in growth and economic diversification in the region, to meet the growing demand for silicon metal in the markets of Asia, Europe and North America.

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