Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has concluded a comprehensive service contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo for the long-term servicing of 50 turbocompressors in Oman. Along with its local partner Oman Holdings International (OHI), MAN Diesel & Turbo is also investing in the construction of a service shop for Turbomachinery repairs in the capital Muscat, thus strenghtening its service capacity in Oman and the Middle East in line with a regionalisation strategy. Raoul Restucci, Managing Director of PDO: “It is a real privilege and it’s wonderful to see the commitment shown to our industry and to Oman. It is In-Country-Value in action, delivering a huge opportunity with world-class capabilities and with established partners we know so well, OHI and MAN Diesel and Turbo.”
Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo said:
“Investment in the construction of a further service shop in the region will enable us to offer PDO even better local service as a respected customer. At the same time, we are extending our presence in the Middle East and strengthening our service capacity in a region characterised by oil and gas production." Additional to the consultancy services and spare parts provision, the service agreement also includes the long-term deployment of experienced MAN field service staff and local Omani staff on a permanent basis at various sites of PDO. As part of the workshop set-up, this will be supplemented by training and professional development of more Omani technicians. While continuing its successful partnership with OHI, MAN Diesel & Turbo is thus also fulfilling the requirements of the Oman In-Country-Value programme. The company will be the first original equipment manufacturer of turbomachinery to have its own local workshop in Oman, providing repairs for rotating equipment and other machinery.
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall
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