Oman port to build largest rare earths plant outside China
Published: Thursday, 28 August 2014
The Middle Eastern country’s efforts to diversify away from oil and gas will see it invest in a number of industrial minerals facilities and the Sohar rare earths facility will be Oman’s second major investment in these critical minerals.
By Wayne Yamada
Omans Port of Sohar is
investing heavily in expanding transportation infrastructure in
the hope of attracting mineral investment into its associated
free trade zone.
This includes a $60m rare earths facility, funded by a UK
consortium, which will be the largest rare earths plant