Creating Value within the nation:
Unlocking Oman’s potential
We at KR have placed great emphasis on nurturing local businesses to thrive and in doing so we have built relationships and partnerships that have stood the test of time. We have also consistently groomed local talent through youth development programmes and built careers for promising candidates, Together we have come far and together we can go further.
Partnered Omani SME for sewage treatment project
Dusit 2 Hotel (Green Peak Adventures Resort)
The newly developed Dusit 2 resort hotel in Jabal Al Akhdar required a sewage treatment plant to be installed.
Our team brought Al Qadeer Engineering on board for the installation of 2 x 125 KLD sewage treatment plants at the location.
The ICV Impact
The project was completed successfully. Our relationship with the Omani SME Al Qadeer Engineering continues as we are developing their team to be able to handle installation and maintenance independently.
Design & installation of solar power plant with Omani SME
KR Barka Warehouse Solar Plant
Oman’s Vision 2040 has set a goal of 35-40% of energy consumption to be from renewable sources. With solar power being readily available to us, this seems like a logical way forward. Towards this end KR has entered into a strategic partnership with Nafath RE, a leading Omani SME in the renewable energy sector.
Nafath RE designed and installed the first project – a 1.1MW rooftop solar PV system at the KR warehouse in Barka that covers an area greater than 5000sqm.
Nafath RE was established by three young Omani entrepreneurs in 2013. Their CEO Eng Abdullah Al Saidi was awarded the Best Omani Entrepreneur by Riyada in 2016 along with the company’s two other founding members, Eng Musab Al Farsi and Eng Nasser Al Jabri.
The ICV Impact
The plant is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 1200 tonnes of Co2 annually. It will also reduce monthly consumption from the grid and in fact, be able to feed excess energy generated back to the grid.
Besides partnering with an Omani SME our faith in their capabilities has been showcased by working with them to set up Oman’s first large scale rooftop solar PV system at our own facility.
Crushing and Screening Plants set up using Omani resources
With a high demand for aggregate to be used in the construction and civil engineering industry there follows that there is a high demand for crushing and screening plants. With the end raw material already purely Omani we decided to raise the bar on the national involvement.
The crushers and screening apparatus were built using Omani products – Nuhas Cables and steel from Al Khalili
The contract for electrical work was awarded to Yak Enterprises, a local SME
The Sales Engineer on the project was Hamood Al Riyami, a young Omani who we had trained at the factory and also sent to Malaysia for his Leadership and Management training
The ICV Impact
The plants are operational and running successfully thanks to the high quality of solutions provided by our local partners. Yet another successful case for our ICV portfolio.
Omani team & products engaged for interior project at SQU Hospital
Royal Court Affairs
A tender was floated for the supply and installation of loose furniture that met certain specifications derived from other brands.
We were able to meet the requirements with European as well as brands such as Godrej-Khimji, which is manufactured in Oman to offer cost effective quality solutions.
The complete 3D design for the project was done by Ms Amira Al Breki while Ms Bushra Khalfan handled the project from start to completion and did a highly commendable job
Carpentry and upholstery work was outsourced to local SMEs such as Al Ardh Arab Furniture and Al Fahat.
The ICV Impact
We were able to use Omani talent in several areas of the project as well as local SMEs and locally manufactured products to provide the maximum ICV. We were awarded the project and the project has been successfully handed over to the Client. We also got a variation order for Herman Miller chairs and recliner seats.
Capacity Building Initiatives
Jalsah – Community Engagement
Jalsah’ is an interactive knowledge-exchange program that enables talented individuals to present and exchange their innovative ideas with the KR’s senior management.
The long-term objective of ‘Jalsah’ program will be to invite industry experts, entrepreneurs, students, and achievers, from all walks of life, engaging them, and constructively find solutions.
Tasees – Developing Entrepreneurship
Tasees focuses on mirroring the country’s interest in creating an entrepreneurial mindset for its youth, encouraging the ongoing development of knowledge and skills amongst the professionals by guiding, supporting and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs through a proven 3-step methodology
Celebrating the First Omani Tug Masters
As a part of its ongoing focus towards building capacity among Omani nationals, Khimji’s Sparkle Marine Services has groomed two exceptional Omani’s to become tug masters. Thabit Al Alawi and Sameeh Al Rasadi become the first ever Tug masters to operate at Asyad Drydock in Duqm
Partnering with ESO
KR Eshraqa is an important partner in supporting the Environmental Society of Oman (ESO) towards building capacity in the nature conservation category which serves both for employment and training of Omani youth as well as raising awareness towards protecting our fragile ecosystem.
Campus to Corporate – Training
A specially crafted One-day comprehensive and interactive workshop aimed at equipping final year college students with knowledge, skills and attitude essential for achieving success in the corporate world right from day one. The importance of learning as a continuous exercise over earning, goal setting, personal excellence, creativity and innovation with a proactive initiative to solve problems is emphasized upon in the form of informative videos, healthy group discussions and talks by successful inspiring Omani personalities.
Train the Trainer
Targeted at shaping tomorrow’s leaders, administrative and executive professionals from various colleges and universities are offered a Two-day intensive workshop designed and approved by ILM, U.K to mould them from managers to leaders. This unique development program is a road way to self-understanding, knowing others and learning to deal with complex challenges that arise during the journey. Before the end of 2019, we target to reach out, train and certify 100 professionals across Oman.
Management Trainee Program
Celebrating its successful development of youth as future leaders following a rigorous international learning journey, Khimji Ramdas celebrated 42 graduates of its Management Trainee Programme for Omani nationals at the Hormuz Grand Hotel in Muscat. Following an event held under the auspices of His Excellency Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, Former Minister of Ministry of Labour, KR’s 14th batch of trainees were formally inducted as the latest recruits of the KR Group, having been selected for participation from an application pool of over 1,500 graduates.
KR’s latest batch of trainees completed a four-month learning journey in Oman under the Training Initiative for Nationals (TIN), delivered in partnership with Khimji Training Institute (KTI) before travelling to Kuala Lumpur for their three weeks of intensive residential training. During their 21 days in Malaysia participants focused on critical topics including stress management, leadership, performance development, and outbound training processes. Upon concluding their training in the Far East, KR’s trainees returned to Muscat and commenced work in their new roles on 10th December 2018.