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Svitzer orders new tug fleet for SOHAR Port operations
The order includes three of Sanmar’s Bigacay-class tugs and two Sirapinar-class vessels following the signing of a 15-year operations contract with SOHAR Port.
Development begins on SOHAR Port & Freezone’s US $350-million sugar refinery
Oman Sugar Refining Plant, the first of its kind in the sultanate, spans 188,000m² and will cost approximately $350m (OMR134m) to build.
SOHAR Port & Freezone signs contract for all-new pilot boat fleet
Svitzer will also provide round-the-clock operational support for ship movements in and around the rapidly growing port as part of the agreement.
Albwardy Damen becomes first ship repair company in SOHAR Port & Freezone
The new SOHAR operations represents the fourth location of operations in the Middle East, adding to Albwardy Damen’s Afloat Repairs Division comprehensive workshop facilities in Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah.
SOHAR signs dredging deal as port expansion progresses
The $24 million agreement covers the reclamation of 50 hectares of land as part of a programme to add 200 hectares to the port’s existing 2,000 hectares capacity.
Grain storage facility worth $34m to be built at Oman’s Sohar Port
New facility expected to be completed within two years.
Hutchinson Ports SOHAR container handling rate increases by 70%
Hutchison Ports Sohar has achieved a rise in its average vessel operation rate of 70%, with Terminal C hitting a record high of 169 moves per hour on 21 January.
Indian textiles giant to begin work on $300m SOHAR factory
SV Pittie Sohar Textile FZC LLC is expected to start work on its US $300 million state-of-the-art cotton yarn project in SOHAR free zone within two weeks.
Iran Shipping Lines subsidiary launches Khorramshahr-Sohar service
The Bulk and General Cargo Carriage Company, a subsidiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, has launched a new freight service between the ports of Khorramshahr and Sohar.
Joint Tank Services to establish SOHAR tank repair hub in SOHAR
Joint Tank Services (JTS) is to establish a new depot in SOHAR Freezone on a 20,000 square metre green-field site.
Majis Industrial launches Phase 2 of $31m waste plant in Oman
Majis Industrial Services has announced the launch of the second phase of its central plant for the treatment and recycling of liquid industrial waste in the port of Sohar.

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