Muscat, 13 Dec 2018: Nama Group (NG) successfully concluded “Musharaka Conference” 2018, the Group’s annual platform on developing the Sultanate Electricity Sector. The final ceremony was organised in Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, under the auspices of HE Sheikh Al Fadhil bin Mohammed Al Harthy, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers. HE Hassan bin Mohammed Al Lawati, Chairman of Nama Group, Eng. Omar bin Khalfan Al Wahaibi, CEO of the Group and the Conference Chairman, number of key ministers and undersecretaries, Nama Group board members and the Group’s companies CEOs joined Al Harthy in this significant conference.
The ceremony showcased Nama Group's sustainability remarkable projects in 2018, honoured a number of companies and announced winning projects and teams in the Group competitions and initiatives. The announcement included Nama Group Awards, which are internal awards for the best performing companies in the Group on Financial Performance, Customer Services and Occupational Health and Safety. Majan Electricity Company (MJEC) was recognised as Best Company of Nama Group in Financial Performance, while Muscat Electricity Distirbution Company was the Best Company of the Group in Customer Service, and Best Company in HSE went to Majan Electricity Company, plus honouring Tanweer as best company improving at HSE in 2018.
Regarding Best Contractor of Nama Group in HSE this year, Arjwan Shati Muscat won the first place, Bahwan Engineering Company was second and Powertech Oman was third. Nama Group launched this award as part of the Group's commitment to promote a culture of safe practices in accordance with the best international and local standards in the field of Health, Safety and Environment between contractors.
Also, NG announced winners of Best Employee and Junior Leader of Nama Group in 2018. These awards are designed to stimulate the human resources as the key to success, either achieved or to be accomplished by the Group. As Best Employees of Nama Group, Ms. Fatma Al Shibli from MJEC took the first place, followed by Mr. Said Al Hashmi from Mazoon Electricity Company (MZEC), then Ms. Naima Al Jabri from Tanweer in the third place. In addition, Mr. Qais Al Hadhrami from MZEC was recognised as Junior Leader of Nama Group, followed by Ms. Maryam Al Fazari from MJEC in the second place while the second place (repeated) was given to Mr. Tariq Al Abri from Oman Electricity Transmission Company.
In the sustainability field, Nama Group allocated additional awards of Nama Ambassadors and the National Electricity Conservation Campaign 2018. Regarding the campaign, “Burjil” from Al Buraimi University won the first place, “As Academy” from Ibra College of Technology was second, and “Ecological Shield” from Musannah College of Technology was in the third place. Furthermore, in the school category of Nama Ambassadors Awards, Bahla Basic Education School won the first place, while AL Hoori school from North Al Sharqiya Governorate was second and the third place went to Salma bint Aumais from South Al Batinah Governorate. In addition, SHIC (soundproofing and Heat Insulation Concrete) project from Higher College of Technology scored the first place in the university and college category of Nama Ambassadors Awards, followed by “Shajarah” project from SQU, and the third place was for “Sa’af” project from College of Education Rustaq.
Eng. Omar bin Khalfan Al Wahaibi, CEO of Nama Group, said: “The Group is moving forward to benefit from modern technologies in the electricity sector and to implement them in various areas. Nama Group conducted the conference under the theme “Harnessing the Technology” in line with the Group's strategies to harness modern technologies and achieve the Group's vision of being a leading entity in the region's electricity and water services.” Al Wahaibi added: “We are continuing to improve safe and sustainable electricity services and to employ our capabilities for the development and prosperity of the Sultanate.”
The fifth edition of Musharaka was looking forward to applying its essential strategies to achieve its future vision as well as harnessing and utilising the modern technology in line with the global trend towards developing this subject. Entitled "Harnessing the Technology", Musharaka 2018 intended to promote the use of the world latest technology, which intends to import this concept and directly improve the performance and services of the Group’s companies.
After achievements made at the conference previous versions, NG’s Musharaka was conducted with the aim to continue sharing knowledge, applying international directions, showcasing international best practices in the Electricity Sector and discussing the Group's strategy in this area. Also, the conference targeted to set up a business map to achieve the Vision and Mission of the Group in the upcoming years, with active participation from stakeholders and concerned parties as well as all the Group's subsidiaries and local and international institutions.
The event was launched on Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 with presentations and sessions to discuss on various subjects; mainly, Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Energy, Big Data and Competitiveness in the Electricity Sector. It is worth mentioning that a cohort of senior officials and specialists from major international companies and organisations participated in day 1 of the conference to enrich this platform and met its objectives. The launch was broadcasted through live streaming channels so that the public and whoever interested in the Group strategies and future trends may obtain key information in these subjects.
In addition, Nama Group continued to engage potential leaders of its training programme “Ruwad” in the event to develop NG’s vision, empower its future leadership cadres and encourage them to participate in diverse projects and businesses to be planned and implemented in the future.
Nama Group always organises such significant projects and events as part of its commitment towards providing safe and sustainable electricity in line with the Government's directives to achieve success and growth in the Sultanate.