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Oman - In-country value and environmental restoring

In the countries in which we work, Maire Tecnimont actively contributes to the development of local communities according to the specificities and needs of the different territories. This was the case in the project for the development of a polyethylene and polypropylene plant for the ORPIC (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company SAOC) client in the Sultanate of Oman.

During the execution of the contract, Maire Tecnimont started an initiative to increase the In-Country Value program, through investment for the personnel, and on goods and services. The generation of value in the country was obtained through the maximization and development of:

• Employment opportunities for the Omanis and their participation in professional training courses;

• Expenditure on goods and services produced or supplied by the Omani;

• Use of materials, products, and equipment made in Oman;

• Involvement of local SMEs, both during the delivery phase of the plant and in the long term;

• World-class skills of the Omani institutions operating in the field of education, vocational training and research. Highlights In-Country Value - Oman

Investments of € 2.30 million in operating sites, production facilities, service facilities and other fixed assets.

912,337 man hours and a staff of 614 for the enhancement of the Omani content by Maire Tecnimont and its subcontractors.

160,783 man-hours for the professional training of the Omani.

€ 200 million of goods and services purchased by our company from local suppliers.

Furthermore, during the preparation of the site hosting the large industrial complex, we have carried out an environmental restoring project for a section of the coast of the Sohar district. Due to the erosion phenomena, this area was in an unstable situation that threatened the safety of houses and roads of the Carawan Village. We recovered a stretch of beach of about 2 kilometers, allowing local communities to reappropriate the Carawan Seashore, a previously abandoned part of the waterfront. The activities were carried out in close collaboration with the local authorities: the Municipality of Sohar, the Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Unit of Sohar.

Key reclamation data:

13,780 man hours dedicated to the operation

65,513 kilometers of transportation

2,696 truck rounds

113,879 cubic meters of surface land moved to the beach