The project, operational by September 2009, will increase the capacity of the plaster plant by 240,000 tonnes a year (t/y) to 390,000 t/y.

Claudius Peters Technologies of Germany has been contracted to carry out the engineering and construction work, and will install a multi-million-dollar gypsum calcining system to produce stucco, a type of plaster, as part of a new wallboard line.

Mada Gypsum, established in 2007, is a subsidiary of the local Inshaa Holding Company, itself a part of the Al-Rajhi Investment Group.