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Hutchison Ports Sohar begins the construction of its new Solar Powered Integrated Inspection Facility Project. The facility will be built with US$ 30 million spread across 37,000 sqm and is anticipated to be complete by 2023.
Mr. Muhna Al Lawatia, General Manager of Ports at Ministry of Transport, H.E. Eng. Khamis Al Shamakhi Undersecretary of Ministry of Transport, General Manager at Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MoAFWR), Mr. Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of SOHAR Port, and other delegates and management teams were present during the ceremony.
Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of SOHAR Port, said, “Hutchison Ports Sohar is one of SOHAR’s biggest success stories and we are delighted with the progress the company has made. The new facility in the terminal will be vital in attracting world-class tenants to the complex and improving customer experience and satisfaction. This will continue to create an environment where business can thrive and contribute to the ongoing development of the national economy.”
“This integrated inspection facility project will be transformative for the clearance process but more importantly, it will significantly expand terminal’s ability to serve the growing community needs through a superior one-stop-shop service station,” Anacin Kum, CEO of Hutchison Ports Sohar said.
Oman is focusing on Oman Vision 2040 and all the new infrastructure, and the existing ones will get a solar energy system to support the sustainability goals of Oman and reduce around 5,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.