The signing ceremony was attended by H E Dr Rashid al Masrouri, chairman of Oman Food Investment Holding Company, Al Bashayer Meat Co's board members, as well as Hoehler + alSalmy’s representatives and other relevant project related parties.
Al Bashayer Meat Company is the first corporation for animal sale and breeding in Oman to use the latest meat processing technologies when producing fresh slaughtered meat in accordance with the Islamic law.
The first of its kind factory in the sultanate will be located in Thumraid. The project is planned to consider and integrate all elements of the meat process - from getting the animals, to the end products, in addition to any waste management such as the use of treating wastewater as fertilisers, and process leather and other by-products from the slaughtering waste.
All social, economic and environmental impacts have been thoroughly studied for optimum results. This project will not only add quality to the region but also contribute to the development of small and medium enterprises in the area.
Hoehler + alSalmy were selected to be the architects and engineers of the development as a result of their known reputation for state of the arts constructions and unique design capabilities in addition to the modern technology implemented throughout their projects.
The consultancy will be collaborating with STI Engineering as the chosen sub-consultant for the project. The international design and consulting enterprise has an extensive range of experience in the meat processing and manufacturing engineering.
The RO37mn investment project is set to contribute to raising the quality and safety of food in Oman, in addition to the general development of the community as a whole.
The managing partner of Hoehler + alSalmy, Muhammad Sultan AlSalmy, said, “We are both honored and excited to be given the opportunity to enter into the food industry of Oman by designing and oversee the project to be constructed at the highest possible standard with modernised technology. We look forward to working with Al Bashayer Co and bringing high quality meat products to Oman.”