Salalah Methanol Company organizes the first workshop on "The Use of Methanol and its Returns to Oman"
Salalah Methanol Company in collaboration with the World Methanol Institute, has organized the first workshop on "The Use of Methanol and its Returns to Oman" at Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat. This workshop aims to be the gathering place of the elite experts in the methanol industry to discuss the latest applications, technologies and techniques that affect producing and manufacturing methanol. It also discusses the feasibility of establishing projects that are based on the use of methanol as the raw material to achieve the greatest value of this product in Oman.
Awad bin Hassan al Shanfari, CEO of Salalah Methanol has stated that methanol is one of the largest mixed-use compounds. It is integrated as a basic material for hundreds of chemicals and thousands of products. It is an essential element in manufacturing many products such as paints, solvents, plastics and innovative applications in the fields of energy, fuel, transportation, and fuel cells. The production is currently not exclusively from gas, but it is possible to produce methanol from solid and gaseous waste and from renewable resources such as water. Methanol is then converted to chemical and petrochemical derivatives. Methanol is a basic commodity and an integral part of the global economy.
For these reasons, we have taken the initiative in Salalah Methanol Company in collaboration with the World Methanol Institute for organizing the first workshop in Oman under the name "The Use of Methanol and its Returns to Oman" in line with the ultimate visions of the Omani Government for the adoption of a strategy that diversifies its petrochemical products and expands its manufacturing.
This workshop will enable experts, producers and users to identify and study the new trends that have recently emerged in the methanol industry, such as the use of methanol as a marine fuel and a fuel for cars. Due to the fact that Salalah Methanol Company is a main producer and exporter of methanol, it plays an essential and a fundamental role in this industry in the region and the world. It is constantly working to find better ways to produce methanol efficiently and effectively in order to share its capabilities for the benefit of everyone.
At this juncture I thank the World Methanol Institute for its strong support of this workshop and the gathering of these distinctive and elite experts, speakers and attendees from all over the world, a matter which will have an enormous role in the success of this workshop.
Salalah Methanol Company Signs an Agreement with the Dhofar Directorate General of Education to Build a Football Field
Salalah Methanol Company signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Education in Dhofar to finance building an industrial football field for the Raysut School for boys. The agreement was signed by Hamad bin Khalfan Al Rashdi, Director General of the DG of Education in Dhofar, and Ahmed Musalim Kashoub, External Affairs Manager from Salalah Methanol Company. After the signing formalities, the Director General of Education in Dhofar governorate praised the Company’s role in supporting and funding many projects for education in Dhofar. This reflects the Company’s beliefs in the importance of corporate social responsibility as one of its key business that balance economy, social and environment. Ahmed bin Muslim Kashoub, External Affairs Manager for Salalah Methanol added that the Company gives great importance to the support of educational institutions because these institutions have the lead role in the progress and development of society. Salalah Methanol Company has committed to the implementation of its plans to fund and support programs related to education, such funding learning tools for students with learning difficulties, providing educational equipment for the training center of the DG of Education, funding the “Electronic School” project for the Raysut school for girls, funding English Language project for Adonub School for girls, and of course funding to build an industrial football field for Raysut School for boys.Read More
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