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Max Rock Sets up Dh 60 million Crusher Plant in Fujairah

04/04/2006

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 April 2006: Max Rock, a jointly-owned company by Ali & Sons Company LLC and Ahmed & Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Khazraji, has set up a new crusher plant in Fujairah. The plant, which is located in Tawyeen area, has the capacity to produce 5.5 million tonnes of crushed materials per year. The cost of setting up the plant, which will be commissioned by the end of this month, is Dh 60 million.

“The new plant will be equipped with the latest machinery and will be operated by highly skilled staff,” said Eng. Faisal Al Khazraji, Managing Director of Max Rock. The company was established in Abu Dhabi in 2003 to manufacture and supply crushed and screened stones and washed sand. It currently owns and operates two crusher plants, Al Massa and Al Sumaini. These facilities are engaged in the production of crushed, screened and washed materials.

“Due to the vast growth in construction and other infrastructural activities in the UAE, especially with the recently-announced developments in the Abu Dhabi residential and commercial sectors, the demand for building materials is expected to double. This is the reason why we decided to set up a third plant with a higher capacity to meet market requirements,” Mr. Al Khazraji pointed out. According to recent reports, new investments in the construction and tourism sectors will offer a wide range of opportunities for architectural, construction, and engineering firms. It is estimated that over US $25 billion (Dh92 billion) will be invested, by the government and private sector, in the construction industry during the next three to five years.

“It has long been known that there are high quality limestone deposits in Fujairah, so setting up a factory to exploit these resources was a natural development. The emirate has the biggest limestone quarry and crushers for aggregate production, construction, steel and cement industries,” he added. 

Recently, the Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, and the Emirate of Dubai have closed down crushing and screening operations. Consequently quarries, including Max Rock crushers, are poised not just to supply the UAE, but the entire Gulf region. “For the moment however, production is predominantly geared towards highways and construction projects in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain,” he pointed out.

The rock extracted is limestone, which considered to be one of the region’s toughest rocks. Limestone is defined as a rock of sedimentary origin composed principally of calcium carbonate or the double carbonate of calcium and magnesium, or a combination of these two minerals.