Shell Celebrates Eco-marathon Omani Teams

3 May 2015, Muscat - Oman – Shell Development Oman recently held a ceremony to celebrate the three Omani teams that participated in the Shell Eco-marathon 2015 competition in Manila, the Philippines in March 2015. The Omani teams were among 105 student teams from 17 countries across Asia and the Middle East.

Over 30 students from Sultan Qaboos University, German University of Technology and Caledonian College of Engineering participated in the competition by creating three energy-efficient vehicles. For the purpose of the competition, the teams were responsible for various aspects of the vehicle’s design, such as the chassis, body, steering, power transmission and electrical systems. In addition to the students, the event was also attended by H.E. Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Oil and Gas.

Supporting Omani teams that took place in this worldwide competition is a key part of Shell’s commitment to nurture Omani talent and innovation - as well as its responsibility in the area of energy conservation.

Shell Celebrates Eco-marathon Omani Teams

Chris Breeze, Shell’s Country Chair in Oman and H.E. Salim Al Aufi congratulated the students for their participation and their remarkable achievements. The teams then presented their experiences through the Eco-marathon journey where obstacles and challenges were highlighted, in addition to the ways the teams managed to overcome them. The ceremony concluded with the distribution of certificates of appreciation to all competitors from the Omani teams.

Commenting on the celebration, Chris Breeze stated, “We are very pleased to see Omani universities and colleges participate in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia for the first time. It is very inspiring to see the high-level of detailed preparations and innovative thinking that the students have demonstrated in the design and assembly of the vehicles. The Eco-Marathon provides a great opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to put their engineering knowledge into useful practice and to work as teams to find solutions for current energy challenges that face the world.”

Shell Development Oman plans to support more Omani teams to participate in Shell Eco-marathon 2016.

The Shell Eco-Marathon programme is one of the world’s most innovative and challenging student competitions held annually in Europe, America and Asia where university student teams from around the world are challenged to design, build and compete with energy-efficient vehicles. The programme encourages students to develop innovative vehicles that exemplify fuel efficiency and the future of transportation.

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Shell is active in Oman across the oil and gas industry and is involved in joint venture and independent activities ranging from research and development, exploration and production to trading and retail. Shell also implements extensive social investment programmes that contribute to the sustainable development of the country.

Shell Development Oman LLC provides a central point for co-ordination of all Shell activities and interests in the Sultanate of Oman.

A dedicated Shell Representative office was established in 2002, creating for the first time in Oman a Shell identity independent from the different joint venture companies in which Shell has been proud to participate over many years.

Led by the Shell County Chairman for Oman, the Representative Office undertook the dual role of representing Shell and acted as a long-standing corporate citizen of the Sultanate by providing a conduit for a broad range of social investment schemes, including the successful Intilaaqah programme.

The broad range of activities undertaken by the office from social investment through to learning and technology sharing continually grew and to enable Shell to further expand its efforts to support the development objectives of the Sultanate, the Representative Office was transitioned to a limited liability company on 1 March 2008.  This change continues to show our long-term commitment to the sustainable development of Oman.

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