SQU has stated that 90 solar parking shades are becoming constructed in two phases. In the initial phase, 45 solar parking shades have been constructed. The building of 45 parking lots in the second phase is anticipated to commence quickly.
Prof Ali Huwaishal al Shuaili, SQU’s deputy VC for Administrative and Financial Affairs Prof Amer Ali al Rawas, SQU’s deputy VC for Academic Affairs and Community Service Prof Hadj Bourdoucen, dean of the College of Engineering, SQU David Zelinski, senior vice president, Energy & Chemicals, Jacobs, and Eng Abdullah al Saidi, CEO of Nafath Energy, that is executing the project and other officials had been present on the occasion.
Prof Hadj Bourdoucen stated that SQU provides excellent value to scientific analysis in measurement, utilisation and applications of numerous sources of renewable power.
“The university, as an academic institution and a house of expertise is always looking for a continuous and wide contribution to the national development, including the search for new energy resources and alternatives for the economic development.”
Prof Bourdoucen added that in terms of partnership and cooperation with numerous relevant sectors in the sultanate and abroad, the university is paying unique interest to international cooperation with scientific, analysis and industrial institutions. As element of this initiative, Jacobs agreed to assistance this project of shaded parking lots at the College of Engineering.
“In addition to raising awareness among SQU students about the importance of renewable energy and their importance in the sultanate, this project would contribute in supporting research and development process of renewable energy in the College of Engineering.”
Zelinski hoped that the project would supply tremendous advantage to the university, its students, graduates and individuals of the nation. “The project has utilised in-country value strategy in its implementation and hence reinforces Jacobs’ commitment to the Omani people. We are proud that the first phase of the project was finished on time and within the budget.”
The team members contain Dr Mohammed Hamdan al Badi and Dr Rashid Said al Abri beneath the supervision of Prof Abdullah Hamad al Badi and Prof Hadj Bourdoucen.
Information Source: Muscat Daily