PDMIO Identifies, Develops and Manages to fruition major industrial projects.
PDMIO creates a centre of excellence within each client organisation, aligning project and program work to corporate strategy across the enterprise with increased efficiency resulting from a boost to employee morale, and a general ambiance of success and accomplishment in all departments.
Our Mission is to:
IDENTIFY market opportunities for major industrial projects:
DEVELOP these potential projects into bankable realities:
MANAGE each project effectively and efficiently, through completion to start-up and operations:
in order to
SUSTAIN long-term profitability and stability for all stakeholders.
The dynamic and flexible commercial, technical, marketing and legal team, which comprises PDMIO, facilitates strategic change in organizations.
We serve as a catalyst to standardize project-related governance processes, deliver high quality technical, commercial and legal project documentation, and facilitate economical and effective sharing of resources and tools.
PDMIO has an inhouse Canadian civil engineer and lawyer highly experienced in the delivery of successful projects in the Gulf Region, North and South America, Australia and Asia. PDMIO’s strategy for the delivery of contracts and other legal documentation is to ensure by means of its own inhouse legal counsel that all project deliverables are clearly worded in plain English, fit for purpose, and on the right side of the law. From the preparation of bespoke complex construction contracts to ITTs, SOWs, BODs, FEEDs, Feedstock Supply and Off Take Agreements, Risk Mitigation and Contract Strategy Plans, Capitalization Plans and Shareholder Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Technology Licensing Agreements, Operating Agreements, and all other project documentation, PDMIO can deliver timely and cost effective, high quality legal and contractual services for its clients along with the capability for lawyer to lawyer communications with the Client’s own legal resources and outside legal counsel.
In addition, PDMIO’s inhouse legal counsel is experienced in non/limited recourse project financing and can oversee and advise on any aspect of a client’s application for project financing from preparation of lender’s initial LOA Indicative Term Sheet to Financial Close thus ensuring a fair and timely conclusion to the entire lending and related due diligence process.
PDMIO’s legal counsel can provide legal advice and recommendations on any aspect of a project from tender contract form exceptions and deviations to loan agreement negative covenants, and the negotiation of mutually agreeable wording.
The CV of PDMIO’s inhouse legal counsel describing Richard's experience and involvement in the successful delivery of major and world class projects around the world is available upon request.
We love our customers, so feel free to call in for a coffee and visit us during normal business hours. We are opposite Safari Village, next to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shati Al Qurum, Muscat.
Saturday - Thursday 7am to 7 pm. Yes! Six days a week, twelve hours a day!
PDMIO Management is firmly committed to a policy enabling all work activities to be carried out safely, and with all possible measures taken to remove (or at least reduce) risks to the health, safety and welfare of workers, contractors, authorised visitors, and anyone else who may be affected by our operations. PDMIO is committed to ensuring that we comply with the applicable Omani Codes of Practice and International Standards.
Responsibilities PDMIO Management: Will provide and maintain as far as possible:
• a safe working environment and safe systems of work.
• plant and substances in safe condition with facilities for the welfare of workers.
• information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each worker is safe from injury and risks to health.
• a commitment to consult and co-operate with workers in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace.
• a commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.
PDMIO Employee, Contractor and Consultants: Have an obligation to:
• comply with safe work practices, and take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others
• wear personal protective equipment and clothing (PPE) where necessary
• comply with any direction given by management for health and safety
• not misuse or interfere with anything provided for health and safety
• report all known hazards, accidents and incidents on the job immediately, no matter how trivial.
Issued by Dr. Paul Spice, General Manager, September 2018
We have some big projects coming up soon, watch this space!
Although PDMIO is registered in London UK, our main activities (at this time) are based in our Muscat Oman office. The Jakarta, Indonesia office is also investigating some interesting projects for 2019.
Richard is a fully qualified lawyer, with many years experience with major petrochemical compnaies in the Middle east, such as Kuwait Petroleum, Qatar Petroleum, Oman Oil, SEZAD Duqm, and CanadianOxy in Yemen.
Richard is that rare professional being a qualified lawyer and qualified engineer, offering clients an across the board understanding and insight in any arbitration case.
Our Code of Ethics says that PDMIO Ltd believes and expects that all persons involved in any work with PDMIO shall conduct their business in a proper and ethical manner.
Following this Code, and the guidelines below, will help to ensure this vision of ethical business practice will be adhered to at all times.
Build Trust and Credibility
The success of our business is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from all our stakeholders - employees, contractors, customers and shareholders.
We gain credibility by adhering to our commitments, displaying honesty and integrity and reaching company goals solely through honorable conduct.
It is easy to say what we must do, but the proof is in our actions. Ultimately, we will be judged on what we do. When considering any action, it is wise to ask: will this build trust and credibility for PDMIO Ltd?
Will it help create a working environment in which PDMIO Ltd can succeed over the long term? Is the commitment I am making one I can follow through with?
The only way we will maximize trust and credibility is by answering “yes” to those questions and by working every day to build our trust and credibility.
Respect for the Individual
We all deserve to work in an environment where we are treated with dignity and respect. PDMIO Ltd is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the full potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to our business success.
We cannot afford to let anyone’s talents go to waste.
PDMIO Ltd is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing a workplace that is free of discrimination of all types and free from abusive, offensive or harassing behavior.
Any employee who feels harassed or discriminated against should report the incident to his or her manager or to human resources without delay.
Create a Culture of Open and Honest Communication
At PDMIO Ltd everyone should feel comfortable to speak his or her mind, particularly with respect to ethics concerns.
Managers have a responsibility to create an open and supportive environment where employees feel comfortable raising such questions.
We all benefit tremendously when employees exercise their power to prevent mistakes or wrongdoing by asking the right questions at the right times.
PDMIO Ltd will investigate all reported instances of questionable or unethical behavior. In every instance where improper behavior is found to have occurred, the company will take appropriate action.
We will not tolerate retaliation against employees who raise genuine ethics concerns in good faith.
PDMIO Ltd’s whistleblower policy is as follows. Employees, Consultants or any person acting on behalf of PDMIO Ltd are encouraged, in the first instance, to address such issues with their managers or the HR manager, as most problems can be resolved swiftly.
If for any reason that is not possible or if an employee or consultant is not comfortable raising the issue with his or her manager or HR, PDMIO Ltd’s [Title of Executive Officer] does operate with an open-door policy.
Set the Tone at the Top
Management has the added responsibility for demonstrating, through their actions, the importance of this Code of Ethics.
Ethical behavior does not simply happen; it is the product of clear and direct communication of behavioral expectations, modeled from the top and demonstrated the example of PDMIO Ltd management.
Managers are responsible for promptly addressing ethical questions or concerns raised by any employees and for taking the appropriate steps to deal with such issues.
Managers should not consider employees’ ethics concerns as threats or challenges to their authority, but rather as another encouraged form of business communication.
At PDMIO Ltd, we want the ethics dialogue to become a natural part of daily work.
Uphold the Law
PDMIO Ltd’s commitment to integrity begins with complying with laws, rules and regulations where we do business. Further, each of us must have an understanding of the company policies, laws, rules and regulations that apply to our specific roles. If we are unsure of whether a contemplated action is permitted by law or PDMIO Ltd policy, we should seek the advice from the resource expert. We are responsible for preventing violations of law and for speaking up if we see possible violations.
We are dedicated to ethical, fair and vigorous competition. PDMIO Ltd contracts, products, and services are based on their merit, superior quality, functionality and competitive pricing. We will make independent pricing and marketing decisions and will not improperly cooperate or coordinate our activities with competitors. We will not offer or solicit improper payments or gratuities in connection with the award of contracts, the purchase of goods or services for PDMIO Ltd, or the sales of its products or services.
It is important that we respect the property rights of others. We will not acquire or seek to acquire improper means of a competitor’s trade secrets or other proprietary or confidential information. We will not engage in unauthorized use, copying, distribution, or alteration of software or other intellectual property.
We will not selectively disclose (whether in one-on-one or small discussions, meetings, presentations, proposals or otherwise) any material nonpublic information with respect to PDMIO Ltd, its securities, business operations, plans, financial condition, results of operations or any development plan.
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
We must avoid any relationship or activity that might impair, or even appear to impair, our ability to make objective and fair decisions when performing our jobs. At times, we may be faced with situations where the business actions we take on behalf of PDMIO Ltd may conflict with our own personal or family interests. We owe a duty to PDMIO Ltd to advance its legitimate interests when the opportunity to do so arises. We must never use PDMIO Ltd property or information for personal gain or personally take for ourselves any opportunity that is discovered through our position with PDMIO Ltd.
Gifts, Gratuities and Business Courtesies
PDMIO Ltd is committed to competing solely on a merit of our products and services. We should avoid any actions that create a perception that favorable treatment of outside entities by PDMIO Ltd was sought, received or given in exchange for personal business courtesies. Business courtesies include gifts, gratuities, meals, refreshments, entertainment or other benefits from persons or companies with whom PDMIO Ltd does or may do business. We will neither give nor accept business courtesies that constitute, or could reasonably be perceived as constituting, unfair business inducements that would violate law, regulation or polices of PDMIO Ltd or customers, or would cause embarrassment or reflect negatively on PDMIO Ltd’s reputation.
Accepting Business Courtesies
Most business courtesies offered to us in the course of our employment are offered because of our position at PDMIO Ltd. We should not feel any entitlement to accept and keep a business courtesy. Although we may not use our position at PDMIO Ltd to obtain business courtesies, and we must never ask for them, we may accept unsolicited business courtesies that promote successful working relationships and good will with the firms that PDMIO Ltd maintains or may establish business relationships.
Employees, Consultants, or any person acting on behalf of PDMIO Ltd who award contracts or who can influence the allocation of business, who creates specifications that result in the placement of business, or who participates in negotiation of contracts, must be particularly careful to avoid actions that create the appearance of favoritism or that may adversely affect the company’s reputation for impartiality and fair dealing.
Meals, Refreshments and Entertainment
We may accept occasional meals, refreshments, entertainment and similar business courtesies that are shared with the person who has offered to pay for the meal or entertainment, provided that:
Employees, Consultants, or any person acting on behalf of PDMIO Ltd may accept unsolicited gifts, other than money, that conform to the reasonable ethical practices of the marketplace, or cultural practices of the location, including:
Offering Business Courtesies
Any employee who offers a business courtesy must assure that it cannot reasonably be interpreted as an attempt to gain an unfair business advantage or otherwise reflect negatively upon PDMIO Ltd. An employee may never use personal funds or resources to do something that cannot be done with PDMIO Ltd resources. Accounting for business courtesies must be done in accordance with approved company expenses procedures.
We may provide non-monetary gifts (i.e., company logo apparel or similar promotional items) to our customers. Furthermore, management may approve other courtesies, including meals, refreshments or entertainment of reasonable value, provided that:
Accurate Public Disclosures
We will make certain that all disclosures made in financial reports and public documents are full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable.
This obligation applies to all employees, including all financial executives, with any responsibility for the preparation for such reports, including drafting, reviewing and signing or certifying the information contained therein.
No business goal of any kind is ever an excuse for misrepresenting facts or falsifying records.
Employees, Consultants or any person acting on behalf of PDMIO Ltd should inform Executive Management and the HR department if they learn that information in any filing or public communication was untrue or misleading at the time it was made or if subsequent information would affect a similar future filing or public communication.
We create, retain and dispose of our company records as part of our normal course of business in compliance with all PDMIO Ltd policies and guidelines, as well as all national regulatory and legal requirements.
All corporate records must be true, accurate and complete, and company data must be promptly and accurately entered in our books in accordance with PDMIO Ltd’s applicable accounting principles.
We must not improperly influence, manipulate or mislead any unauthorized audit, nor interfere with any auditor engaged to perform an internal independent audit of PDMIO Ltd books, records, processes, or internal controls.
Each of us is responsible for knowing and adhering to the values and standards set forth in this Code of Ethics and for raising questions if we are uncertain about company policy.
If we are concerned whether the standards are being met or are aware of violations of the Code, we must contact the HR department.
PDMIO Ltd takes seriously the standards set forth in this Code of Ethics, and violations will be cause for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Confidential and Proprietary Information
Integral to PDMIO Ltd’s business success is our protection of confidential company information, as well as nonpublic information entrusted to us by employees, contractors, customers and other business partners. Confidential and proprietary information includes such things as pricing and financial data, customer names and addresses or nonpublic information about other companies, including current or potential supplier and vendors. We will not disclose confidential and nonpublic information without proper authorization.
Use of Company Resources
Company resources, including time, material, equipment and information, are provided for company business use. Nonetheless, occasional personal use is permissible as long as it does not affect job performance or cause a disruption to the workplace.
Employees, Consultants or any person acting on behalf of PDMIO Ltd and those who represent PDMIO Ltd are trusted to behave responsibly and use good judgment to conserve company resources. Managers are responsible for the resources assigned to their departments and are empowered to resolve issues concerning their proper use.
Generally, we will not use company equipment such as computers, telephones, copiers and fax machines in the conduct of an outside business or in support of any religious, political or other outside daily activity, except for company-requested support to nonprofit organizations. In order to protect the interests of the PDMIO Ltd network and our fellow employees, PDMIO Ltd reserves the right to monitor or review all data and information contained on an employee or consultant’s company-issued computer or electronic device, the use of the Internet, or PDMIO Ltd’s intranet. We will not tolerate the use of company resources to create, access, store, print, solicit or send any materials that are harassing, threatening, abusive, sexually explicit or otherwise offensive or inappropriate.
If you have any doubt - ask yourself:
Does what I am doing comply with the PDMIO Ltd guiding principles wherein all PDMIO Ltd staff shall conduct their business in a proper and ethical manner?
Am I being loyal to my family, my company, and myself? What would I tell my children to do?
Is this the right thing to do?