27 May 2007 - 11:02
  • News Code: 105652

Oman Refinery Company (ORC) has bagged the "Oman Awards for Excellence Environmental Award 2006" in recognition of its significant contribution to the protection of the environment. In the past, ORC had received a number of awards.

It had received accreditation of three ISO standards, British Safety Award for 2004 and 2005, HM Cup for "Best 5 Factories" in Oman 2005, Opal Award 2005, upgraded ISO 14001:2004 for environment management systems, and an award from Saudi Arabia for environment management. Caring for environment, locally and globally, ORC has embarked on producing unleaded gasoline by August 1, 2001 to get rid of lead components, which are harmful to health and the environment. This move has coincided with the declared "Year of Environment" in Oman. A diesel hydro desulfurisation unit was constructed, and is now producing ultra low sulfur. Production of unleaded gasoline and ultra low sulphur diesel are conceived with the primary objective of development without damage to the environment, whether in Oman or globally.


Construction of the isomerisation unit is envisaged to dramatically reduce use of MTBE, which is harmful to health. Various state-of-the-art technologies are being deployed for the purpose of eliminating or mitigating pollution at source.


Now, our continuous efforts, highest level of commitment and devotion coupled with our resilient staff dedication have culminated in bagging this prestigious award, which will pave the way for ORC to achieve greater heights in future.


On behalf of ORC, Salim bin Awadh Al Rubkhi, manager administration and public relations, said: "It gives me great pleasure to express our gratitude to the organisers and sponsors of this prestigious award. It"s the vision of ORC to become a competitive enterprise and a model for industrial excellence. We acknowledge the initiatives of our great leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in preserving the global environment. Since then, our strenuous efforts have continued uninterrupted to follow His Majesty"s path in this direction."



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