Strategic Precious Metals Processing (SPMP) has recently contracted WorleyParsons Oman Engineering, with support from WorleyParsons RSA to execute the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) for the world’s first world’s first major antimony roaster outside of China in decades, designed to modern environmental standards.
The Oman Antimony Roaster (OAR) will be constructed in Sohar, located within the Free Port Zone of the Sultanate of Oman.
WorleyParsons RSA will execute the engineering and procurement scope from South Africa in conjunction with WorleyParsons in Australia (Adelaide and Perth). The WorleyParsons Oman Engineering team, which played a key role in pursuing this strategic customer and which provided support and advice to the customer throughout the discussions leading to the award, will be fulfilling the construction management scope with strong support from both WorleyParsons RSA and Australia.
The Oman Antimony Roaster Project will be a commercial plant where the feed to the plant will originate from across the globe. The plant involves a roasting, gas treatment and smelting process. Senior Project Manager for WorleyParsons RSA, Dhirendra Ghoorah, said, “SPMP had already undertaken to select the majority of their vendors from South Africa, so the proposal emphasized our dual presence in South Africa and Oman, as well as our highly skilled resources, vendor engagement experience required on the project and the ability for the client to leverage WorleyParsons’ system tools & procedures.”