The company has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Housing in the presence of H E Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed al Shabibi, Minister of Housing, and Dr Mohammed Mahmood al Balushi, CEO of Shell Oman.
As per the agreement, Shell Oman has been awarded a bid to build an integrated service station on Batinah Expressway.
In addition, the company has also announced to 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, according to a press statement.
The five new state-of-the-art service stations, each with a 30,000sq m area, will leverage Shell Oman’s unique access to cutting-edge technical expertise and know-how from Shell Global, while bringing together a team of Omani engineers from Shell Oman to develop the design in collaboration with an Omani SME.
The new integrated service stations will be designed to meet the needs of different customer segments, and will feature a main commercial building that will have a number of international and local branded food and beverages stores, children’s playing area, car-care services and convenience retailing along with a proposal for a motel.
Balushi said, “We have a long-term strategy that aims to capitalise on the major investments in infrastructure projects and maturing industrial and logistical hubs in the sultanate. Both 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.”
Shell Oman already has over 190 strategically located service stations across the sultanate.