Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) and Ministry of Transport & Communications (MoTC) signed an agreement to build a temporary mobile service station in Al Rustaq on the Al Batinah Expressway. A first in Oman and the first on the 270 km new Expressway, the initial phase of the service station will commence operations in January 2019, providing services including fuel products and drive-through F&B facilities. A partner to commuters on the road, OOMCO has also set plans with MoTC to establish four more mobile service stations across the highway by end of February 2019, two in North Al Batinah and two in South Al Batinah.
These innovative mobile service stations provide an immediate solution to motorists on the new Expressway, allowing MoTC the time needed to map-out permanent station locations along the road. Offering fuel and non-fuel services, the 1,000 sqm stations will also include prayer rooms and F&B facilities both of which will open during the second phase of the project.
David Kalife, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Oil Marketing Company, said, “The new Al Batinah Expressway strategically connects eleven wilayats across two Governorates to Muscat. As such, it plays a key role in growing the tourism and commercial sectors. OOMCO is a partner in the development of the country and therefore has a responsibility to ensure such a logistical asset is well-serviced. By building these innovative mobile service stations we will ensure motorists will be able to drive on the largest road project in the Sultanate worry-free.”
Committed to contributing to Oman’s economic growth, OOMCO previously introduced the mobile service stations in 2017 to meet the fueling needs of B2B customers in the oil and gas, construction and transportation sectors. The stations are designed to have minimal effect on the environment with a built-in system that prevents oil leaks and fire and are capable of storing around 50,000-100,000 liters of petrol.