TAHLYA graduates delves into the emerging desalination industry

MEDRC Water Research’s capacity building training programme in desalination, TAHLYA, witnessed the graduation of the second batch of trainees.
This unique training programme; which is supported by BP Oman, offers young talented Omanis the opportunity to be thoroughly trained on desalination technology.
The initiative is likely to create more job opportunities for fresh graduates, enabling them to take up roles as Operators and Supervisors in the desalination industry.
Mohammed al Mahrouqi, Chairman of the Public Authority of Electricity and Water (PAEW) attended the event as the guest of honour and awarded the graduates with their certificates.
Congratulating the fresh graduates, Shabib Mohammed al Maamari, BP Oman Communication and External Affairs Manager commented, “BP Oman is keen on supporting these initiatives as it equips young talented Omanis with the skills to take up important roles in the desalination sector and lead this emerging industry as a future contributor to the national economy.”
The programme is very intense and renders hands on experience, providing trainees with a practical approach and helping them to acquire valuable skills. The student’s training expedition comprised of theory and practical training at MEDRC’s training plant located in Al Hail area along with a two-week observational internship placement in Seawater Reverse Osmosis Plants, enabling them to experience a real-world operational desalination plant.