Industrial and mining growth in the Middle East

30 Jan 2023

The Middle East has $33 billion in active industrial and mining projects. Saudi Arabia leads the Middle East with 54% or $17.5 billion in active industrial and mining projects. Oman is in second place with 36%, or $11.5 billion. The UAE has 7% or $2.4 billion in industrial projects.

$22 billion of these industrial and mining projects are under execution. A further $11 billion is in pre-execution. Project awards during 2023 should come in at $2.3 billion in the Middle East industrial and mining sectors.

Maaden’s Ras Al Khair Phosphate 3 mining project is the largest active project in the Middle East. The project has an estimated development cost of more than $6.5 billion. Development work started in 2018 and will take ten years to complete. Once completed, the mine will boost Maaden’s phosphate capacity to 9 million tonnes per annum.

The Suhar Copper and OCC Clinker Plant Expansion projects in Oman are two of the country’s most prominent projects in the pre-execution stage.

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