Shell Oman has partnered with MTCIT and Omani SMEs exemplifying its commitment to the energy transition in the Sultanate and its support for key stakeholders in their efforts towards decarbonisation. It aligns with Shell’s overarching Powering Progress strategy and the company’s ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or earlier.
Shell Oman has demonstrated its dedication to creating In-Country Value (ICV) in the energy transition by signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology (MTCIT), as well as two Omani Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). These agreements highlight Shell Oman’s commitment to supporting local SMEs and actively contributing to decarbonisation and net-zero emissions targets, in line with the Oman 2040 vision. Additionally, Shell Oman aims to advance the energy transition and expand the electric vehicle (EV) network across Oman.
Dr. Mohammed Al Balushi, CEO of Shell Oman, said, “Shell Oman is leveraging its global expertise to play a lead role in the Sultanate’s progress towards a greener mobility future. Electric mobility is on the way to mass adoption which is unlocking new opportunities to Shell to offer commercially viable solutions to EV drivers. This requires a joint approach via strong collaboration with government and other stakeholders within a well-articulated framework and coherent structure of governance to support the long-term EV transition roadmaps across the whole EV ecosystem. We are glad to be partnering with MTCIT to develop a robust network development strategy for EV charging. Moreover, by capitalising on such strategic partnerships, we continue to focus on our ICV agenda to empower Omani SMEs and nurture their growth through knowledge transfer to strongly position them competitively in the local market.”
The first MoU establishes a partnership between Shell Oman and Amlaak Energy LLC for the supply and installation of EV chargers. The second MoU, with HTC (Hussam Technology Company), aims to develop fully integrated charging point operator (CPO) capabilities for the first time in Oman. HTC will be responsible for software and application development, customer service, maintenance, payment gateways, and facilities management for the EV charging infrastructure. HTC will also collaborate with Shell Oman to provide consultancy and Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Management (EPCM) services for various energy transition projects, including solar.
By investing in EV charging infrastructure and supporting local SMEs, Shell Oman is actively promoting renewable energy growth and driving towards a greener mobility future in line with its Powering Progress strategy. This aligns with Oman’s orderly transition towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.