Omani Bio Products Company plans to build a feed mill to produce animal feed and aquafeeds in Oman. With an investment of OMR 37 million (USD 96 million), the company is establishing the factory in Khazaen Economic City.
The project is anticipated to produce around 100,000 tons of alternative grass feed made from agricultural residues enriched with dates annually, and around 300,000 tons annually of aquafeeds for shrimp and fish farmed in cages. The project will use locally available raw materials to cover the local feed needs as well as serve the export market.
Haitham bin Shakhbout Al Saadi, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Omani Bioproducts Company, said that the project aligns with the company’s commitment to contribute to the goals of the “Oman 2040” vision by using local raw materials available for animal feeds sustainably.
Omani Bioproducts Company was established in partnership between the Nakheel Oman Development Company and the Omani Mills Group, which are affiliated with the Oman Food Investment Holding Company group. It works in strategic partnership with the Omani Environmental Services Holding Company “Be’ah” and with the support of the Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources.
The project joins other aquafeed projects in the country recently announced: a partnership of Blue Aqua International, Bahwan Services and Trading LLC, and Muscat Investment House to set up a 30,000-tonne aquafeed mill, a trout farm and a super-intensive shrimp farm, and Blue Feeds LLC, a partnership of United Fish LLC and Seapride LLC to establish a feed mill with a production capacity of 60,000 tons of shrimp and fish feeds.