The new plant in Sharjah's Hamriyah Free Zone, operated by the Indian company Amira Minerals, will have a yearly production capacity of 100,000 to 120,000 tonnes of mineral concentrates.
The 83,000 square foot plant, worth 15 million UAE dirhams ($4.08 million), is among the few outside of China to have mastered the technology for the separation of industrial and heavy minerals, according to a statement from Hamriyah Free Zone.
According to V Subramanian, Managing Director of Arima Mineral Processing, the company chose Hamriyah as its headquarters for regional and international operations because of its low operating costs, advantageous location, cutting-edge logistical infrastructure, welcoming investment policies, and accessible port for exports to international markets.
In addition to serving the UAE market locally, he said, "Our facility in Sharjah will allow us export our metal and other products to China, India, the US, Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia."
Arima Minerals' proficiency in creating and manufacturing industrial metals, according to Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), enhances the zone's standing as a centre for specialised heavy industries.
According to the statement, the company intends to grow into Africa and Asia and serve a variety of clients, including oil companies, contractors, dye producers, and zircon mills.
Amira Minerals is a part of the Arima Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests in mining, cement, textiles, and dyes.