Located in the Al-Wusta Governorate on the west coast of the Sultanate along the Arabian Sea, Duqm is located approximately 600 kilometers south of Muscat.
Duqm has been designated as Oman’s next industrial centre – to be known as the Duqm Special Economic Zone – with investments of up to $15 billion earmarked for petrochemicals and infrastructure development over the next 15 years. Occupying a land area of 1,745 km2 and 70km of coastline along the Arabian Sea, the Duqm Special Economic Zone will be one of the largest developments of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa.
Significant investments have already been made in Duqm’s infrastructure, including a new international airport, a new dry dock/quay, hotels and dual carriage roads. Further projects currently under execution include residential and tourist projects and a fishery harbour.
"Duqm Refinery forms a key part of the Government of Oman’s overall vision for strong and sustainable economic growth."
Project Director - Jacobus Nieuwenhuijze