A number of local and international firms are lining up to bid for a substantial contract to build a major seafood cannery plant. OFIC is spearheading the development of the project in partnership with a number of local and regional investors, including the publicly listed Oman Fisheries Company (OFC). When fully operational, the cannery plant will boast a processing inflow capacity of around 88,000 tons per annum of sardine and tuna, while churning out sizable quantities of fishmeal and fish oil as well. A detailed feasibility study was conducted looking at market opportunity, company positioning and project execution philosophy. The feasibility showed the viability of the project given the key project assumptions and market positioning. ISFC’s world-class cannery plant will come up on a plot of land that is part of a sprawling 7 sq km fisheries and food processing zone envisioned alongside the fisheries harbour at Duqm. It will be one of the first fish processing related investments to materialise at the cluster which, together with the fisheries port, will position Duqm as a major fisheries hub in the Middle East. At the heart of the cannery complex is a main steel structure, offering 40,000 sq metres of covered built-up area that will house the cannery operations, as well as other facilities, such as cold storage, workers’ amenities, offices and labs. Integrated with the main building will be separate units for the manufacture of empty cans, and production of fishmeal and fish oil, as well as facilities for desalination, sewage treatment, and so on. Engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) packages covering the construction of the seafood cannery plant are expected to be issued to prequalified contractors by around the end of Q1 2021.
Prequalification applications have been submitted for the project. Design work is currently ongoing.
Project is currently under design stage.
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