Shell plans to build five integrated service stations in Oman
May 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: At a cost of nearly OMR11 million, five integrated service stations will be built on the Batinah Expressway and the Adam-Thumrait Highway, Shell Oman has revealed.

Last week, an agreement was signed between Shell Oman Marketing Company S.A.O.G. and the Ministry of Housing, which awarded the company a bid to build an integrated service station on Batinah Expressway

The agreement took place in the presence of Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Shabibi, Minister of Housing, and Dr Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, Chief Executive Officer of Shell Oman Marketing Company.

The integrated Shell service stations will also accept debit and credit cards as payment options, which is being rolled out in all Shell service stations in the Sultanate.

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Additionally, the company also announced that it will invest in three more service stations on Batinah Expressway as well as one service station on Adam-Thumrait Highway via strategic joint ventures and dealership models with Omani partners.

Each service station will have an area of 30,000 sqm, and provide non-fuel services as well as Shell fuel range of M91, M95 and Shell V-Power, along with diesel and Shell lubricants. The new service stations will also include electric vehicle charge points and other cleaner fuel solutions.

The service stations will feature a main commercial building that will have a number of international and local branded food & beverages stores, children’s play area, car-care services and convenience retailing along with a proposal for a motel.

Dr Mohammed Mahmood Al Balushi, Chief Executive Officer of Shell Oman, said: “Al Batinah Expressway is considered one of the most important national milestones, and we are committed to continue investing in the Sultanate and support the government’s vision for the future. Both Al Batinah Expressway and Adam-Thumrait Highway contribute to the integration of the various modes of transportation as well as interconnectivity between logistical hubs in Oman such as ports, airports, and industrial and economic areas. We aspire to fulfil the needs of commuters using these roads and offering them enhanced customer experience that is safe, innovative and convenient.”

The company will be investing in environmentally sustainable solutions such as solar energy to power the sites along with the latest water recycling and waste management facilities.

Shell Oman will invest an estimated amount of OMR11mn to build the sites, aiming to create more direct and indirect jobs and promote a wide range of economic development and local outsourcing.

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