Muscat: New plans to deliver sustainable energy and secure long-term solutions for clean drinking water in Oman are currently underway.
The Sultanate’s biggest energy and water sustainability event, the Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition, opened for the fourth year on Monday at
the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad bin Tariq Al Said, Assistant Secretary General for Communication, The Research Council, inaugurated the annual international event.
“We expect to host some 400 people over three days. The first two days will be for presentations about water treatment and energy, and the last day will be a workshop regarding renewable energy,” said Dr. Ali Al Ghafri, Assistant to the Chairman in charge of International Relations and Events at Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW).
“The conference aims to cover renewable energy and focus on restructuring water treatment. The theme for this year is smart administration for energy and water,” he added.
Al Ghafri, who is also a member of the organising committee of the conference, said the collective aim of this conference was to learn from one another and perform better in the fields of water and energy.
Ahmed Sayed, exhibition director, said, “We are delighted to work with PAEW for the fourth year as we continue to increase our efforts to contribute to the expansion of Oman’s power and water sector to meet demand. Our partnership with PAEW will ensure that the conference topics are aligned with the government’s plan to increase investments in capacity and infrastructure.”
Omanexpo, in partnership with PAEW, has brought in some 150 top names in the power, water and wastewater sectors into direct contact with industry decision makers. This year, the exhibition will showcase the United Kingdom pavilion and local and international companies from 15 countries: Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
To enrich the exhibitors and visitors experience, organisers have set up an online business matchmaking platform that allows fast and convenient access to information about participating companies, products, services and company recommendations.
A large and exclusive gathering of ministers, undersecretaries, top officials from the government, decision makers from the largest utilities companies in the private sector, and members of the diplomatic corps were present at the inauguration.
Meanwhile, on the sidelines of Oman Energy and Water Conference and Exhibition 2018 Nama Group signed three contracts worth of OMR400 million with Oman Cables Industries Company, Nuhas Oman and Ducab Muscat for the purchase of cables and electric connectors, ONA reported.
The term of the contracts is three years that may be renewed for additional two years. According to the contracts, the group companies will get cables at the best international prices and will accelerate the purchase and supply process.
The contracts were signed by Hassan bin Mohammed Al Lawati, Chairman of Nama Group, Louis Du Preez, General Manger of Oman Cables Industry Company , Ajay Karasindas, Chairman of Nuhas Oman and Mohammed Al Qurashi, GM of Ducab Muscat.