The company has previously been catering to 20 per cent of Oman Air’s fuel needs, and this increase will make a positive contribution to the company’s earnings in the coming two years. Shell Oman has been the sole fuel farm operator at both Muscat and Salalah airports, and the main aviation fuel supplier to PDO’s airfields.
The winning of this tender is a testament to Shell Oman’s high standards in health, safety, security and the environment, operational excellence and competitive commercial terms. A world-class supply chain has been built by Shell Oman to ensure wherever customers are served, they can count on a secure supply of quality fuel. This reflects Shell Oman’s continuous efforts to create value for Oman and support its national agenda to diversify the economy, where logistics and tourism sectors are poised to be key contributors to the national GDP.
Dr Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, CEO of Shell Oman, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Oman Air, the national carrier, in working together to grow and develop Oman’s aviation industry for the benefit of the Sultanate and its people."
"Capitalising on the major investments in infrastructure projects and maturing industrial and logistical hubs in Muscat, Sohar, Duqm and Salalah, Shell Oman has and will continue to remain focused on capturing business opportunities driven by increasing consumer demand,” he added.
“The Sultanate is set to transform into a regional hub attracting large investments and projects while driving the diversification of the Sultanate’s economy and enhancing its global competitiveness,” he added.
“Shell will play a crucial role in this vision by delivering global fuel technology and operational excellence to local and international customers,” he added.
Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air, said: “Oman Air is delighted to be partnering with an industry leader such as Shell. With a pioneering history, not just in Oman but also across the world, Shell has carved a name as a reliable brand with its extensive network and supply chain capabilities."
"I can confidently say that this is a partnership between two leading brands that reflects growth through sustainable strategies and practices, and I look forward to working together,” he added.
Shell’s expertise in providing top quality fuel, and reliable, efficient and profitable operations has been globally recognised since the advent of the jet age. In 1962, Shell began selling aviation fuel in Oman from Bait Al Falaj Airport. In the later years, with the opening of Seeb International Airport, today known as Muscat International Airport, Shell has become a major supplier of jet fuel, lubricants and consultancy services in the Omani aviation sector.
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