Marafiq and GUtech signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaboration in the areas of research and development, education, and innovations in renewable energy initiatives and water technology. Abdullah Al Hashimi signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
The MoU calls for the parties to work together to encourage innovation, exploration, and development initiatives involving GUtech students, as well as to enhance their abilities and offer them expertise in projects administered through Marafiq in the Duqm Special Economic Zone.
It also encourages Marafiq and GUtech to collaborate on renewable power initiatives, including irrigation systems. This helps to strengthen the Sultanate of Oman’s attempts to develop clean energy and decrease carbon emissions.
Abdullah al Hashimi, commenting on the deal, remarked that the Memorandum of Understanding indicates the two parties’ desire to accomplish Oman’s aim of emissions reduction by 2050.
He emphasized the company’s commitment to bolstering higher education institutions’ efforts to increase students’ talents and provide an attractive atmosphere for scientific research and development.
Marafiq is financing five students from various fields to gain practical hands-on expertise in Marafiq operations in Duqm. Marafiq’s projects in the energy and water areas of Duqm will help to inspire students, sharpen their talents, and urge them to pursue further research and discovery in this vital field.
With this MoU, GUtech pledges to develop and promote innovation and scientific research initiatives in Oman, and it will use all of its resources to motivate its students to do so. As a result, it is pleased to be working with Marafiq and looks ahead to the MoU’s commitment to accomplishing both parties’ goals, whether in academic research or development in clean and sustainable energy.
Previously, GUtech struck a collaboration deal with COBOD, a Danish startup. The agreement involves cooperative intensive programs to prepare on-the-job trainers in 3D technologies in building, as well as to produce local raw materials as fundamental materials for 3D printers in accordance with the Omani ecosystem and the region’s sustainable building requirements.