Mawarid Mining takes centre stage at the 2013 MENA Mining Congress
Mawarid Mining LLC, part of MB Holding Group took centre stage at the fifth annual MENA Mining Congress recently held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE. This annual event served as an important networking platform for mining companies, investors, government officials and financers from different countries within the mining community. The congress served as an influential podium which exhibited and highlighted Mawarid’s capabilities and achievements.
The conference was inaugurated by HE Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy, UAE. The keynote address was delivered by HE Mohammed Alabbar, Chairman, Africa Middle East Resources. In his speech, HE Alabbar discussed the exciting opportunities that lay in the region’s mining industry.
Mawarid Mining also showcased its credentials with a double participation in this key event. While, the Mawarid stand attracted attention; the keynote address added further value to this well-known Omani company.
Presenting on behalf of Mawarid at the conference was Patrick Smith, the company’s Exploration Manager. He spoke about the company’s achievements as well as its recent forays into international mining. He also spoke about exploration challenges and strategies of breaking into new markets and overcoming project challenges facing the MENA mining community. Furthermore, he stressed upon the need of giving equal importance to Corporate Social Responsibility and business performance and he believed that the two are inextricably linked and were the key factors to the company’s success.
Tariq Al Barwani, CEO, Mawarid Mining LLC, said, “We are at a very interesting phase of our growth where we have diversified internationally. Our strong team of over 450 professionals from diverse nationalities gives us an enviable reputation as the leading mining company locally as well as globally. We are certain that our in-depth and hands on experience in exploration, development, mining and processing will make us the partner of choice in the mining industry.”
Established in 1997 as National Mining Company, Mawarid Mining was rebranded in early 2010 as Mawarid Mining LLC. It is a subsidiary of MB Holding and operates several copper mines and processes ore in its own facility. The company deploys the latest in-house technical expertise and employs the finest with a 97% record of all mining equipment operated by Omani nationals.