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HM The Sultan Arrives in Kuwait

Kuwaiti diplomat: Omani Sultan’s Kuwait visit indicative of strong ties

UAE President holds dinner banquet at Qasr Al Watan in honour of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq

UAE President receives Sultan of Oman upon arrival in UAE on state visit

Oman and UAE: Fraternal Bonds, Strategic Relations and Economic Partnership

OIA Announces Social Investment Policy, Launches “Qimam” Platform

POPS Supervisory Committee Holds First Meeting in 2024

Bank Muscat’s Sayyarati Auto Finance Option Comes with the Best Financing Facilities for Customers

“Ooredoo Oman Welcomes Khawla Al-Amiri as Chief People Officer, Reinforcing Commitment to Local Leadership Empowerment”

Bank Muscat Launches EAGLEs Programme: A Pioneering Leadership Engagement Across Branch Network

“Forging Tomorrow: A Global Imperative for Advanced AI Infrastructure”

“High-Paying Careers in Artificial Intelligence: Securing Your Future in the Evolving Job Market”

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

Unlocking New Horizons for Entrepreneurs: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Royal Army of Oman Celebrates Passing Out of Officer Cadets, University Officers

HM The Sultan Offers Condolences on the Death of Kuwaiti Emir

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to Business People in India

HH Sayyid Theyazin Conveys HM The Sultan’s Greetings to Russian President

First Muscat Dialogue Sessions Begin

Oman and Switzerland Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation with Multiple Memoranda of Understanding

Empowering Coastal Women in Oman: “Mina” Project Unveiled

Information Minister Affirms Keenness to Strengthen Communication with International Media Institutions

“Oman’s Education and Innovation Drive: Sultan Haitham’s Vision”

UAE Space Agency launches National Space Academy to develop national cadres

HM The Sultan Presides over 8th Term Convening of Council of Oman

Selecting Topics Phase Launched of “Together we Make Progress” Forum

HM The Sultan Issues 2 Royal Decrees

Interior Minister visits Operations Chamber of Shura Council Elections

Omanis Cast Ballots for Shura Council’s 10th Term Membership

“Navigating Talent Challenges in Oman’s Telecom Sector”

“Bank Merger in Oman: A Human Resources Transformation Story”

Omantel’s 5G Excellence Recognized with “Samena Communications Award”

NHS scientist awarded £58,000 after being named ‘Paininarse’ on spreadsheet

‘Kill list’ | Mystery doc shows list of LinkedIn staff facing redundancy, days before HR announcement

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials

“Empowering Omani Women: A Message of Hope and Progress”

Mohammed bin Rashid opens GITEX GLOBAL

HH Sayyid Bilarab Chairs Meeting of Omani Startups’ Supervisory Committee

“Dhi Yazan bin Haitham Al Said Inaugurates Duqm Economic Forum “

Omani Woman: Clear Vision & Remarkable Achievements

“Strategies for Cultivating a Healthy and Productive Work Environment”

“Essential Reading for HR Professionals: 17 HR Books You Can’t Miss in 2023”

“Future-Proofing Your Career: Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s Job Market”

MAWARED annual book

Transformational Leadership: Inspiring Change and Achieving Excellence

“al sulaam Program (Episode four) with Dr. Aamal al bussaidi .”

“al sullam Program (Episode Two) with Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghusani.”

Nama Group and Omani Society for Human Resource Management (OSHRM) announce strategic partnership in Human Resources development

Saudi Oil Giant Aramco Announces $121 Billion Profit in 2023

Tender Board Signs Agreements with Karwa Motors on Government Procurement, School Bus Purchase

Najahi Business Banking from Bank Muscat: Empowering Small Businesses

His Majesty Exchanges Ramadan Greetings With Arab, Islamic Leaders

A’Rustaq Hospital Diagnoses Child with Gastric Wall Vein Bleeding

QCB Launches ‘FAWRAN’ Instant Payment Service

National Development Fund Partners with World Economic Forum

Qatar Chairs 49th Meeting of GCC Standing Committee for Combating Harmful Practices in International Trade

Saudi Arabia’s Air Connectivity Program Signs Deal with Eurowings to Enhance Air Connectivity between Saudi Arabia and the EU

HM King presented unique development model: Omani Ambassador

July 14, 2024

QatarEnergy signs $6bn deal with China shipbuilder

DOHA: A Chinese ship-building giant will construct 18 huge gas carriers for QatarEnergy under a $6 billion deal the Gulf firm announced on Monday, hailing it as the largest ever such contract. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is set to deliver eight Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) vessels in 2028 and 2029, and the others in 2030 and 2031, the energy company said.

The LNG carriers will be built at China’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard and measure 271,000 cubic metres each, the emirate’s state-owned company said in a statement following a signing ceremony in Beijing.

“With a total value of almost $6 billion for these ultra-modern, largest ever LNG vessels by size, the agreement we signed today is the industry’s largest single shipbuilding contract ever,” said Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi, who is also QatarEnergy’s CEO. Qatar is one of the world’s top LNG producers alongside the United States, Australia and Russia. Asian economies led by China, Japan and South Korea have been the main market for Qatari gas, but demand has also grown from European countries since Russia’s war on Ukraine threw supplies into doubt.

Last month, QatarEnergy announced it had signed deals for a total of 104 smaller, conventional-size vessels which the state-owned firm called “the largest shipbuilding and leasing program ever in the history of the industry”. The fleet expansion plans come after a flurry of announcements for long-term Qatari gas supply deals. In recent months, Qatar has inked LNG deals with France’s Total, Britain’s Shell, India’s Petronet and Italy’s Eni among others.

In November, Qatar agreed to supply Sinopec with three million tons of gas a year for 27 years, its second such deal with the Chinese firm granting it a further share of Qatar’s North Field gas expansion project. The expansion, which broke ground last year, contains the world’s biggest natural gas reserves and extends under the Gulf into Iranian territory. — AFP

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