China-based Huaxin Cement completed its acquisition of a 60% stake in Oman Cement on 5 April 2023. That the group completed the transaction via a Abra Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated in Mauritius. In a submission to the Hong Kong Exchange, Huaxin Cement stated the estimated purchase price for the stake as US$193m.
Oman Cement operates the 4.2Mt/yr Rusayl cement plant in Muscat Governorate. The producer was in talks with possible contractors for an upgrade to the plant’s existing production lines and the construction of a new 10,000t/day Line 4 in March 2023.