Oman PEIE inks maintenance services deal
Muscat, January 30, 2012
Oman's Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) has signed up Como Facilities Management Services to provide operation and maintenance services at its units in the various industrial estates across the Sultanate.
The PEIE units to be covered include Rusayl Industrial Estate, Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM), Nizwa Industrial Estate, Sur Industrial Estate, Raysut Industrial Estate, Al Mazunah Free Zone, Buraimi Industrial Estate, and Sohar Industrial Estate.
The maintenance services to be provided by Como include MEP and civil maintenance, in addition to soft services such as cleaning, landscaping and pest control, said Hilal bin Hamad Al Hasani, chief executive officer of PEIE after signing the deal with Como GM Ayad Tassabehji.
The agreements also include the operation and maintenance of the Sewage Treatment Plants at Sohar, Raysut and Rusayl Industrial Estates, he added.
Como is an Omani integrated FM services company initiated by Shumookh Investment & Services, the investment arm of PEIE, to provide effective facilities management and services required by various organizations from the government and private sectors.
As part of the deal, the company will also provide all the industrial estates with a standardized computer maintenance management system which will include a call centre and a 24/7 hotline maintenance telephone number for all PEIE tenants.
Musallam Al Hudaifi, director general of Shumookh Investment & Services said, "Signing the agreement represents the keen of the PEIE to keep and maintain all the facilities of its industrial estates capably and efficiently."
"Besides, the agreement will also help PEIE to boost its services and further provide suitable investment environment for investors and businessmen amidst the rapid growth of the industrial estates in the Sultanate," he stated.
Tassabehji said Como will provide its experience and services to make sure that the facilities were run to the highest standards and would share its commitment to excellence and superior service delivery.
Nabil Al Ghassani, CEO of Takamul Investment Company, said, "After several investments in the industrial sector, United Facilites is Takamul’s first investment in industrial services and it is a value adding complement to our industrial projects."
"We are confident that our partners will deliver a high quality service while providing a large number of sustainable employment opportunities to young Omanis through training and career development plans," he added.-TradeArabia News Service