In the Middle East, the prospect of stone crushing plants in the Sultanate of Oman has always been good. We provide high-performance crushing and screening equipment for local investors and operators, and have built a number of complete crushing and screening plants. To help investors understand In the quarry industry, this guide to Oman’s quarry investment will share the market and case studies of Oman’s quarries, and recommend the crushing and screening equipment we are familiar with.
Oman market overview
There are many mountains in Oman. From Sohar to Salalah are covered with granite and limestone. There are many types and good texture. Some areas are very easy to mine. The dividing line is roughly Muscat, the north is dominated by granite stone, and the south is dominated by limestone. The main stone producing areas are located in Sohar, Niziwa, Ibra and Salalah.
The stone crushing industry started early in Oman, so there are many stone crushing plants. These aggregate processing plants can be divided into two types according to the source of the stone. One is to extract raw materials from the mountains, and the other is to dig from the dry river bed. Among the equipment currently operating on the market, 70%-80% of the stone comes from the latter. Most of the raw materials are obtained by digging dry riverbeds. Because of their low mining costs, low technical requirements, low equipment input, and small raw materials particle size, the finished materials can be screened directly without crushing equipment. However, there are not many operators who extract raw materials from the mountains for crushing and screening, and only those high-end customers with strong strength adopt this method.
According to local quarry operators, 50% of the aggregate processing plants operating in Oman only have screening equipment but no crushing equipment. The remaining quarries equipped with crushing equipment basically use The impact crushers in South Africa, Iran and Turkey, and the existing production lines are generally low in output and the equipment is relatively old.
Thinking about the market
After obtaining this information from the equipment operator, I repeatedly thought about a question. 70-80% of the stone plants are mainly screening equipment, and 60% of them do not use crushing equipment. Does the crushing equipment have a market prospect in the local area? With this question, I spent three days inspecting the 7 aggregate processing plants in Ibra and the 3 aggregate processing plants in the south of Sohar. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were a lot of 5-20mm piles near the stone plant. Small stones that cannot be processed.
These 10 aggregate processing plants are all in the same situation. When I asked the operator, he told me the reason for this situation:
The stone materials obtained from the dry river bed are divided into sizes of 0-2mm, 2-5mm, 5-20mm, 20-200mm and above 200mm, among which the materials of 0-2mm and 2-5mm are mainly used for making bricks or as natural sand Used, 20-200mm materials are processed by the operator’s counterattack crusher. The 5-20mm raw materials are piled aside as I see them, which can neither be processed by impact crushers nor used for direct sales (because the grains are round and not suitable for direct use in concrete and road construction). Similarly, those over 200mm are piled aside, because this part is too large for impact crushers. If you buy a jaw crusher for crushing, the cost will increase, and the size of this part of the stone The ratio is not very large, so there is no need to crush it.
The problem now is that every stone factory is full of these 5-20 mm and above 200 mm stones. Some of them don’t even have a place to pile up. They need to be transported to far away at a high cost. One of my customers belongs to This kind of situation, and the same as his situation is not rare.
New business opportunities can bring high profits to operators
From this, I found an important opportunity. For 2-20mm stone, the use of VSI sand making machine to produce machine-made sand is simply perfect. Because machine-made sand is very scarce in Oman and the huge demand in the Qatar market, The price will continue to rise, so I recommend VSI to my customers.
As far as the Oman market is concerned, there are still many opportunities, such as the upgrading of existing production lines, and the processing of 5-20 mm stone in the stone screening plant. In this market, the main competitors are small manufacturers from Iran, Turkey, and South Africa. Their advantage is that they entered the Oman market earlier and can supply parts. However, the technology is relatively backward and cannot cope with high-volume and highly automated production lines. The price is not very competitive.
At present, we have several crushing and screening complete production lines in the Oman market. I will list two typical aggregate processing plants.
300 TPH Gabbro Crushing Plant in Suhar-Liwa, Oman
Capacity: 300 T/H
Discharge size: 0-3 mm, 3-5 mm, 5-8 mm/ 0-5 mm, 5-10 mm, 10-22 mm, 22-30 mm.
Location: Only 2 hours’ drive from Dubai, can take customers to visit the site
200 TPH Crushing & Screening Plant in Ibra
Discharge size：0-3 mm,3-5 mm,5-8 mm/ 0-5 mm,5-10 mm,10-20 mm,20-40 mm.
Location: 2.5 hours drive from Mascot, can take customers to visit.
If you want to visit the Oman aggregate processing plant, please contact me. We have an office and engineers in Dubai who can take you to the aggregate processing plant to inspect and customize material solutions for you.