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

Oman’s 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 outside...

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