Engie, a French multinational utility company, recently received an official delegation from Oman's Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (Sezad) at its facilities in Paris, said a report.
The Sezad delegation was led by Yahya bin Said al Jabri, chairman of Sezad and chairman of the Capital Market Authority, added the Times of Oman report.
Sezad, located in the Duqm area, 550 km south of Muscat, is the biggest special economic zone in the Middle East region, and includes a port, ship dry dock, various industrial complexes, commercial and tourism area and a logistic services area.
Sezad will expand over 2000 sq km. The area, expected to be fully operational in 2030, aims to become a regional logistical hub around ship maintenance activities, transhipment of containers, processing and export of minerals and hydrocarbons, due to its strategic position on the Silk Road and near Omani oil and gas fields.
Sezad delegation visited a district cooling centre managed by Engie and the Engie Lab Crigen, the group’s research and operational expertise centre dedicated to gas, new energy sources and emerging technologies, added the report.