Shell Oman Marketing Company has won a two-year contract to cater to 50 percent of Oman Air’s aviation fuel needs at Muscat International Airport.
The company has previously been catering to 20 percent 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.
Winning of this tender is a testament to Shell Oman’s high standards in Health, Safety, Security and 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 continuously 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. Capitalizing 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.”
“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.”
Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air said, “Oman Air is delighted to be partnering with an industry leader like 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.”
Shell’s expertise in providing top quality fuels, and reliable, efficient and profitable operations, have been globally recognized since the advent of the jet age. In 1962, Shell began selling aviation fuel in Oman from Bait Al Falaj Airport. In 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.
Oommen John P is the Deputy Editor for OGR & Dossier and Associate Editor for OER. A journalist since 1994, John has worked for newspapers and business magazines in India and Oman. He joined UMS in January 2014, where his work profile includes writing about the economy and banking, oil and gas sector, auto reviews on prominent brands besides features and articles on travel.