Two events took place to mark this occasion, one in Shell Development Oman, and the other in Shell Oman Marketing Company. Internal celebrations included cultural activities, display of the different regions and governorates in the Sultanate, folklore ensembles, and presentations presented by the staff to educate their colleagues about various aspects of Omani culture and heritage.
In addition to the Oman based celebrations, Shell participated in the National Day event hosted by the Omani Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. At this event the ‘Solar into Schools’ project was highlighted and attracted significant attention and support from visitors. The ‘Solar into Schools’ project is one of the two initiatives that were introduced by Shell as part of its 5th Gift to The Nation. ‘Solar into Schools’ will see Omani SMEs install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems into 22 public schools across the Sultanate over the next 5 years. Tony Fisher, a Senior Researcher of Renewable Energies in Shell and technical advisor to the ‘Solar into Schools’ project, and Moosa AL-Jahdhami, a Petroleum Development Oman Geophysist on assignment with Shell in The Hague, supported the event, presenting the project and materiality of solar technologies to Oman.