Salalah Methanol Company – 5 Million Metric Ton Production Milestone
On the 14th of January, 2015 Salalah Methanol Company achieved 5 million metric tons of methanol production. This milestone was achieved within a period of less than 5 years since the start of plant operations in May 2010. It is worth mentioning that SMC achieved the highest methanol production in a year in 2013 worth 1.116 million tons which is more than the budget target.
This new milestone aligns with the company's efforts to translate the objectives of Oman Oil Compnay, in developing and investing profitable businesses within Oman and internationally maximizing value from Oman's resources.
Awadh bin Hassan Al Shanfari, CEO of Salalah Methanol Company said that “the company continuously moves forward in achieving excellence reflecting the efficiency of company staff and their commitment to health and safety at work". Al Shanfari added that the company has achieved 64% Omanisation till date. The company continues its commitment to growth and Omanisation, be enabling the Omani work force in technical and administrative disciplines.
The CEO of Salalah Methanol also added that the company funded many social responsibility projects and programs, based on its belief in the importance of social responsibility and community service. The company focuses its strategy in supporting programs and projects which focuses on sustainable development through building and equipping individuals to become productive workers, contributors, advocators to their community and the environment.
SMC Celebrates Omani Environment Day
Omani Environment Day which falls on January 8 every year is a national occasion that pays attention to the diverse environment of Oman, including conducting of several events that aim at raising community awareness of the importance of the environment. On this occasion, Salalah Methanol Company organized the plantation of 260 coconut saplings. At 10 am in the morning, SMC employees headed out to the green landscape within the SMC premises on a mission to plant all the 260 trees. By the end of the day, all the trees were in the ground and the employee’s name was fixed under each tree he/she planted.Read More
SMC honored with CSR awarded during 31 GGC Minister of Social Development and manpower affairs Summit in Kuwait
"SMC received a CSR award as a recognition of its CSR activities. This award underlined, SMC efforts toward CSR.
The award took a place on 24th Nov in Kuwait during the 31st GCC Minister of Social Development and manpower affairs meeting. SMC is the only company from Oman was awarded with such prestigious award.
This achievement adds to SMC growing noticeable milestones in all aspect of its business."
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.