Industry Links

IMCO works closely with the industry to insure meeting all the requirements of different maritime, logistics and process sectors. Industry input is necessary to develop the curriculum; therefore, IMCO has formed several committees that involve industry experts. IMCO provides industry with professional graduates and further training opportunities to development of their staff.



ASYAD is a government holding company established by the government of Oman to manage and develop the logistics sector in Oman. It is supervising 15 logistics service providing companies. ASYAD became the main shareholder of the IMCO with 70% of the shares and it is the only higher education institution under the umbrella of the group which showcases the Human Capital focus of ASYAD.

Oman Shipping Company (OSC)

Set up in 2003, Oman Shipping Company SAOC grew out of the Omani government’s vision to develop a national fleet catering to the maritime transportation requirements of the country’s rapidly growing hydrocarbon, petrochemical and metallurgical industries. OSC is one of the main industry partners of IMCO that guarantees internship for IMCO nautical studies students in order to complete their training record book and fulfill the requirements of International Maritime Organization (IMO).

National Ferries Company (NFC)

NFC is owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and offers high speed ferry services between numerous destinations along the Omani coast including Muscat, Khasab, Lima, Shinas, Dibba and Masirah. Many of IMCO graduates are joining NFC as Deck Officers and Marine Engineers. A number of them obtained a recognizable achievement in their career and IMCO is very proud that the first Omani captain at NFC is one of its Alumni.

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is the leading exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman. It delivers the majority of the country’s crude oil production and natural gas supply, but above all PDO focuses on delivering excellence, growth and sustainable value creation within and well beyond the industry.

Suhar Port and Freezone

A deep-sea Port and Freezone in the Sultanate of Oman, managed by Suhar Industrial Port Company (SIPC), a 50:50 joint venture between the Port of Rotterdam and ASYAD IMCO is a member of Suhar Links which is a forum of companies working within Suhar Port and Freezone. This membership strengthens the cooperation between IMCO and the industry.


Vale came to Oman in 2007 with a mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development. Since then, it has been working to contribute to the future of the Sultanate and its people. IMCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vale for cooperation in the areas of training and community service.


Created from the integration of three companies – Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Company LLC (ORPC), Aromatics Oman LLC (AOL) and Oman Polypropylene (OPP) – ORPIC is one of Oman’s largest companies and is one of the rapidly growing businesses in the Middle East’s oil industry. ORPIC sponsors many of IMCO students mainly in the Part Time Process Engineering Program as its suitable for working students. Moreover, ORPIC provides training for students and job opportunities.

Majis Industrial Services

Majis is established in 2006 to provide water services to Oman’s growing industrial port and other special economic areas in Suhar. Majis started its operations by providing seawater for cooling purposes to the tenants of Suhar Industrial Port Area (SIPA) and has since grown to become a one-stop water utilities solution provider. IMCO established a strong relationship with Majis in the field of research and both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation in research and CSR activities.

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