The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the head workplace of Sohar Port and Freezone in Muscat. The agreement was signed by the CEO of Sohar Port, Mark Geilenkirchen and CEO Sohar Freezone and DCEO Sohar Port, Jamal Aziz, on behalf of Sohar, whilst CEO, Musallam Al Maadhari, represented OPAL.
Suwaid al Shamaisi, executive manager, Corporate Affairs at Sohar Port and Freezone, mentioned, “Sohar Port and Freezone is committed to preserving a wholesome, protected and safe atmosphere for our industries, our surrounding neighborhood 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 initial society in Oman’s Petroleum Industry to be officially authorized and established in the sultanate.
It was launched on October 27, 2001 beneath the Ministry of Social Development.
OPAL began as a notion in 1998, wherein like-minded organizations embarked on a mission to market business requirements and develop a level playing field.
Mandhari mentioned, “At OPAL, we aim to supply and market very best-practice workplace competence and professionalism beneath a single 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.”
Shamaisi added, “Additionally, OPAL will be forming an implementation committee with each other with our customers inside the Port.
“It will integrate relevant components of the Road Safety Standards with Sohar’s Rules and Regulations, thus creating an overall risk-free environment for the sultanate in the long-run.”
OPAL is a non-profit organisation, which is also the business forum society for Oman’s Petroleum Industry.
It has more than 400 members, which comprise a number of oil and gas organizations, such as huge and tiny oil and gas producers and operators, contractors and suppliers.
For a lot more details on Sohar Port and Freezone, pay a visit to the web site soharportandfreezone.com.
Information Source: Muscat Daily