PDO an­nounces win­ners of ICV Awards

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Pe­tro­leum De­vel­op­ment Oman (PDO) held its in­au­gu­ral In–Coun­try Value (ICV) Awards event re­cently to cel­e­brate busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions which have gone the ex­tra mile to sup­port Omani eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. The PDO com­pe­ti­tion cov­ered a range of ICV ar­eas, in­clud­ing small and medium en­ter­prises (SMEs), Lo­cal Com­mu­nity Con­trac­tors (LCCs), ven­dors and train­ing in­sti­tutes, and Na­tional Ob­jec­tives which is fo­cused on the cre­ations of job, train­ing and re­de­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for Omani job­seek­ers.

The event was held un­der the aus­pices of HE Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Oil and Gas, and came a few months be­fore the fifth an­niver­sary of the launch of the ICV Blue­print Strat­egy 2013-2020 which aims to de­velop a com­pet­i­tive and sus­tain­able lo­cal sup­ply mar­ket for the oil and gas in­dus­try and fos­ter Omani skills. PDO is cur­rently lead­ing 43 out of the 53 Blue­print Strat­egy op­por­tu­ni­ties, 20 of which have been de­liv­ered so far. It has also iden­ti­fied an ad­di­tional 66 in­ter­nal ICV op­por­tu­ni­ties and has de­liv­ered 30 of them. The event also in­cluded an ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing 10 fa­cil­i­ties sup­ported by PDO in the area of man­u­fac­tur­ing and ser­vic­ing in the oil and gas in­dus­try. These fa­cil­i­ties were pre­sented as ex­am­ples of the achieve­ments and im­pact ICV has had in lo­cal­is­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and its con­tin­u­ous con­tri­bu­tion to the Sul­tanate’s sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and econ­omy.

PDO Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Raoul Res­tucci said, “This is a truly spe­cial event high­light­ing the very best of our part­ners who are sup­port­ing our vi­sion of serv­ing the na­tion and re­tain­ing more of the wealth the oil and gas in­dus­try gen­er­ates in Oman. Our ICV achieve­ments wouldn’t have been pos­si­ble with­out the co­op­er­a­tion of, and sup­port from, our val­ued part­ners and these awards pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise their ef­forts.”

“This year has been a ban­ner year for ICV and we are proud of where we are to­day, but our ICV jour­ney is still on­go­ing. Main­tain­ing the mo­men­tum is key, and we’ll con­tinue to ramp up our ef­forts to tap the full po­ten­tial of ICV and to con­tinue to proudly serve Oman.”

The event also cel­e­brated PDO’s Na­tional Ob­jec­tives pro­gramme, which has se­cured more than 50,000 em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for Oma­nis since its launch in 2011. Trainees grad­u­at­ing from the pro­gramme have been able to take up full-time po­si­tions in both the oil and gas in­dus­try and other sec­tors of the econ­omy.

Over­all, the ICV Awards con­sisted of six cat­e­gories, and the win­ners are: Rukun Al Yaqeen (RAY) In­ter­na­tional Skills De­vel­op­ment (Best Train­ing In­sti­tute); Con­sol­i­dated Con­trac­tors Co. Oman (Best Na­tional Ob­jec­tives Em­ployer); Oman Drilling Sys­tems (High­per­form­ing SMEs); Sah­wat Haima Co. (High-per­form­ing LCCs); Seeh Al Sarya En­gi­neer­ing (Best Con­trac­tor/Ven­dor in So­cial In­vest­ment Projects); and Petro­fac E&C Oman (Best Con­trac­tor/Ven­dor in ICV De­liv­ery (Against Their ICV Plan).

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