A Joint-Venture Agreement between EHC Group of Companies and Veolia to set up Utilities Centre for Competence Development (UCCD)

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The Electricity Holding (EHC) Group of Companies and Veolia Environnement (Veolia) held a signing ceremony at the Chedi, Muscat on the 21st July 2013. The signing ceremony is the start of the implementation of the joint-venture agreement to establish the Utilities Centre for Competence Development (UCCD). The event took place under the patronage of HE Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Mahrouqi, Chairman of Electricity Company SAOC and Chairman of Public Authority for Electricity and Water, and attended by senior officials from from EHC and Veolia.

Under this agreement, EHC Group of Companies and Veolia will form a close collaboration and join expertise to source and offer tailor-made training solutions for the electricity and water sectors. Through the establishment of the UCCD, EHC will contribute to the development of Omani talent through the provision of bespoke competency assessments and training programmes. The UCCD will equip and inspire Omani companies to practice the highest standards of the profession, develop their capacities in water and energy, and encourage Omani talents to realize their full potential.


“We aim to introduce essential training programmes for the purpose of developing the competency of our Omani workforce. This initiative also reinforces our continued commitment to Omanisation through the provision of consistent, cost effective and high quality training solutions,” said Eng. Omar Al Wahaibi, CEO, Electricity Holding Co. SAOC


“Veolia is very proud to collaborate with EHC Group of Companies in this new initiative. This centre for competence development is a first of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman and we are confident that these joint efforts can bring great value and benefit to the local community,” said Xavier JOSEPH, CEO, GCC, Veolia Environnement.


Notes to the editor:

About Electricity Holding Company: The Electricity Holding Company SAOC (EHC) is a joint stock company that was registered in the Sultanate of Oman on 19 October 2002. The company commenced commercial operations on 16 September 2003. EHC holds the shares of the Government in nine companies engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and related water services.  EHC is a Group of ten companies responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and related water services across the Sultanate.

About Veolia Environnement :Veolia Environnement Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. With 220,000 employees*, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.4 billion* in 2012. www.veolia.com

(*) Excluding VeoliaTransdev employees and revenues currently under divestment.


Media Contacts:

Electricity Holding Company S.A.O.C.

Ghada Al Yousef    
Executive Manager, Communications and CSR
Mobile. +968 99354004 


Veolia Environnement

Hélène Toury
Marketing & Communications Manager, Middle East
Mobile. + 971 (0)56 11 88 565