Construction Materials

Kunooz Readymix

The company started its operations in November 2007 and is engaged in the manufacture of crushed stone and washed sand  of which the majority is for its own use in the production of readymix concrete (RMC), modular blocks, kerbstone. It is one of the leading suppliers of RMC products in the Salalah region.

In 2013, it merged two of the group companies with itself, namely, Al Rawas Cement Products LLC (manufacturing and sale of cement blocks and kerbstones) and Al Ahqaf Ltd. Mining Co. LLC (engaged in manufacture and sale of crusher material and sand).

Crushed materials and washed sand production involves procuring the raw materials from own sources and wadis in the form of stones. The raw materials are then transported to the crushing plant to produce different sizes of aggregates and sand (products). The sand is washed to remove the clay/dust. The product is loaded on tipper trucks and delivered to the company’s batching plants and to its customer’s. The crusher plant is equipped with excavators, shovels, crushers, conveyors, screens, grinders, washing plant and automatic weighing system.

RMC production involves mixing of cement with water, sand, coarse aggregates and chemicals  to obtain the desired specifications as per customer’s requirements. The RMC is loaded into transit mixer trucks, which deliver directly to customer’s construction site. These transit mixers contain blades that churn the concrete during transportation to keep it active. At the site, the RMC is pumped by mechanical pumps, directly to the point of use. The batching plant is equipment with silos, water chiller, hoppers, conveyors, automatic weighing system and mixing drums.

Modular blocks and kerbstone production involves the mixing of cement with water, sand and coarse aggregates to obtain the desired properties. The resulting mixture is then transferred from the batching plant to different types and sizes of moulds and after compaction shifted for curing. After curing, the blocks are kept in the yard as final product, which are then delivered directly to customers. The block and kerbstone plant equipment includes silos, hoppers, conveyors, automatic weighing system, mixing drums, moulds, pallets, vibrating tables and curing rooms.

In order to maintain a high quality product the batching plant has its own laboratory that systematically tests each batch of RMC prepared for customers and for the production of blocks and kerbstones.

The market for RMC as well as blocks and kerbstones has grown significantly over the past years, and the outlook continues to remain positive particularly in the Salalah area. Future growth is expected to come from four main areas through continued government investments:

  • Infrastructure:
  • Housing:
  • Roads; and
  • Tourism projects

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Carmeuse Majan

The production facility for the conversion of limestone to lime (calcination) is in Salalah Free Zone.

The main promoter is the Carmeuse Group of Belgium founded 150 years ago and a major producer globally of lime/dolime. The group has 92 production facilities in 13 countries and supplies to over 70 countries. With 47 quarries, its reserves exist for significantly more than 20 years. It produced more than 10 million tonnes of ‘burnt’ lime products in 2012 and its 2012 revenues was about Euro 1.1 billion.

The group has long standing relationship with customers who are world leaders in iron and steel, building and construction and in the environment sectors. It has more than 8000 active clients in 2012. Carmeuse group is the second largest producer of lime in the world, with a market share of about 5%, with the top 5 players accounting for 15-20% of the market.

There are additional chemical and industrial uses of lime, such as manufacturing chemicals and production of precipitated calcium carbonate and refining of sugar. Commercial production commenced from this facility on the 7th June 2015 with first sales in July 2015.

Commercial production commenced from this facility on the 7th June 2015 with first sales in July 2015.