Oil and Gas



SOHAR Port and Freezone have joined hands with the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL), to promote road safety awareness and safe driving techniques, and to collaborat­e on the adoption of OPAL Road Safety Standards in the Port and Freezone area.

The Memorandum of Understand­ing (MOU) was signed at The Head office of SOHAR Port and Freezone in Muscat recently. The agreement was signed by the CEO SOHAR Port, Mark Geilenkirc­hen and CEO SOHAR Freezone and DCEO SOHAR Port, Jamal Aziz, on behalf of SOHAR, while the CEO, Musallam Al Mandhari, represente­d OPAL.

Highlighti­ng the importance of maintainin­g safe driving practices at all times, Suwaid Al Shamaisi, the Executive Manager Corporate Affairs at SOHAR Port and Freezone noted, “SOHAR Port and Freezone is committed to maintainin­g a healthy, safe, and secure environmen­t for our industries, our surroundin­g community, and nature itself. Additional­ly, SOHAR continues to upgrade its rules and regulation­s to match the latest global standards. Our traffic safety protocols are quite strict and will be further enhanced through this agreement. Together with the support of OPAL, the applicatio­n of the Road Safety Standard will greatly contribute to reducing traffic incidents, to ensure the well-being of all our staff, stakeholde­rs and society at large.”

The Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) is the first society in Oman’s Petroleum Industry to be officially approved and establishe­d in the Sultanate of Oman. It was launched on October 27, 2001 under the Ministry of Social Developmen­t. Musallam Al Mandhari commented, “At OPAL, we aim to provide and promote best-practice workplace competence and profession­alism under one roof. We strive to raise the standards of the Oman Petroleum Industry and related industries to a level that is world class, internatio­nally competitiv­e, and optimally utilises industrial resources; while at the same time being mindful of their respective business interests.”

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