News Archives 2010
Date Publication Headline Description Open
Oman Economic Review (OER) CFO Taking Centrestage Renaissance CFO Vishal Goenka recounts how the organization faced the challenges of the global financial crisis in the article titled “An Organization’s Inner Strength is Key to its Success”.
Oil & Gas Middle East Team Work The interview with Topaz CEO Fazel Fazelbhoy overviews Topaz’s success, such as local focus, quality safety and efficiencies, and a streamlined business structure. Larger and more complex projects characterize the current activities of the engineering division, which is looking to command more market share in the region’s upstream oil and gas developments.
Oil & Gas Report Top 25 EPC Contractors Renaissance subsidiary Topaz Energy and Marine makes the cut of the 25 premier EPC firms working in the Middle East’s upstream energy business..
Oil & Gas Middle East Giant Awakening A close look at the Caspian oil and gas projects showcases Renaissance subsidiary Topaz in its strategic geographical foothold.
Alam Aliktisaad Wala'mal شركات عائلية بين مطرقة الانغلاق و سندان الانفتاح Mr. Samir Fancy, Chairman and founder of Renaissance Services, is interviewed in a cover-story investigation with other heads of large Omani family companies about the complex decision to become a publically listed company. Tawoos was the first company that founded a publically traded company on Oman's Muscat Security Market, now Renaissance Services SAOG.
Business Today The Good Samaritans Oman's Business Today magazine interviews some of the largest CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) donors in Oman's market, including Renaissance CEO, Stephen Thomas.
Emirates Business 24/7 OSV continues to offer growth opportunities A contribution piece written by Fazel Fazelbhoy, CEO of Topaz Energy and Marine, discusses the impact of 2009 on the marine sector and the revitalized demand forecasted for 2010, summing up to a bounce back for the OSV sector and other oil & gas services such as fabrication and construction.
News Archives 2009
Date Publication Headline Description Open
Gulf Today Sailing Ahead Successfully One on one interview with Fazel Fazelbhoy, CEO of Topaz.
Khaleej Times Topaz Charts Profitable Course in Risky Waters Comprehensive coverage of Topaz Energy and Marine.
May 2009 Financial Times An offshore port in a storm Renaissance is highlighted in a series covering successful companies across the world.
May 2009 Oman Economic Review Cover Story: OER Top 20: Oman’s largest corporates Renaissance Services results reflects the group’s strength and resilience. Its success strategy aggregates in another stellar year of performance, ranking Renaissance as one of the highest movers in EPS growth, as well as profit growth, of companies listed on the Muscat Securities Market.
May 2009 Oman Economic Review Oman: The fruits of a modern renaissance Renaissance CEO Mr. Stephen Thomas contributes to Oman Economic Review as a guest writer in a commentary on Mohsin Al Busaidi’s success with fellow crew members of ‘Musandam’ circumnavigating the globe non-stop under sail as symptomatic that Oman is a nation “whose time has come”.
  New York Times Renaissance a company that just keeps on rising New York Times newspaper publishes an extensive supplement on Sultanate of Oman with coverage of Renaissance Services.
March 2009 Renaissance subsidiary Topaz covered in UAE Gulf Review    
March 2009 THE OIL & GAS YEAR A gem in the Gulf Qatar Publication - THE OIL & GAS YEAR features Renaissance subsidiary Topaz in "The Who's Who of the global energy industry"
February 2009
Business Today SLOW BUT STEADY Renaissance Services CEO Stephen Thomas in Business Today cover story, commenting on the effects of the economic slowdown
January 2009 Seafreight
Caspian Connection  
January 2009 Sea Trade Publication Nico spreads its wings UAE Special Report 2009 of Sea Trade Publication
News Archives 2008
Date Publication Headline Description Open
18 Oct 2008 Topaz News Bulletin    
Sep - Oct 2008 Seatrade Caspian Window  
Sep 2008 OER Renaissance gets PDO Contracts  
16 Aug 2008 Oman Observer Renaissance posts strong jump in net profit  
14 Aug 2008 Times of Oman Renaissance Services net jumps 114.7pc  
July 2008 Fairplay Topaz taps into Qatari gas
Topaz Energy & Marine has agreed to buy Doha Marine Services for 124 Million USD...
July 2008 Oil & Gas Middle East Off Shore Special Report
Jim Masterton of AdYard speaks exclusively to Oil & Gas Middle east
June 2008 Qatar Today Riding the wave
Renaissance services SAOG subsidiary Topaz Energy Marine Ltd. (Topaz) has made an entry into the buoyant hydrocarbon market in Qatar.
May 2008 Oman Economic Review Cover Story: OER Top 20: Oman’s largest corporates Where growth is a way of life

An unwavering focus on its core values has helped Renaissance Services to build a business that promises sustainable long term shareholder returns.

05 Mar 2008 The Week Renaissance Chairman honoured in ME Entrepreneur of the Year Award.   
26 February 2008 Oman Daily Observer Entrepreneurs from Oman honoured in Middleeast Awards  
News Archives 2007
Date Publication Headline Description Open
12 Dec 2007 The Week Two finalists from Oman for regional award  
01 Dec 2007 Times of Oman Two Omanis in the race for ME Entrepreneur of the Year Award  
01 Dec 2007 Oman Daily Observer Ernst & Young names two finalists from Oman  
14 Dec 2007 H! Complete entrepreneur  
May 2007 Oman Economic Review Cover Story: OER Top 20: Oman’s largest corporates Vibrancy in growth

It’s a year of renaissance for Renaissance Services SAOG that recorded a healthy 34.32 per cent growth with a profitable long-term income base.

April 2007 Business Today Cover Story: As good as it gets
A lesson in focused growth

Solid foundations and soaring ambition have led to the reinvention of Renaissance Services as a successful player with a global foothold.

Date Media Duration Description Open
CNN's Main Sail 1.10 minutes A new Renaissance-sponsored racing boat has stirred up a storm where sailing experts and enthusiasts have been impressed by the skills of debutant Omani sailors, many of which have only had one year’s training, who are scoring podium results against sailors with decades of experience under their belt. Video
Date Media Duration Description Open
Dubai Eye Business Breakfast 33 minutes One on one interview with Fazel Fazelbhoy, CEO of Topaz, speaks about the resilience of the Marine industry and future prospects for Topaz and the industry in general. Audio
Biz TV 8 minutes Topaz Engineering Shipbuilding unit fabricates and launches a 30.2 metre crew boat named ‘Kanoo 40’ for client Kanoo Shipping. Video
Corporate Video - Renaissance Services 5 minutes A view of Renaissance Services main business lines in Marine, Engineering and Contract Services. Video
Corporate Advertisements 2009
December - Renaissance celebrates 100 years of oil and gas major, BP

The Topaz Marine vessel appearing in the ad, Caspian Server, is one of three vessels currently serving BP in Azerbaijan on a US$ 225 million, 10-year contract awarded in September of 2008. The company’s position as a leading provider of marine support services is reinforced by partnerships with blue-chip clients such as BP where the highest standards of quality HSE are upheld.

November 2009 – Renaissance 39th National Day advert and company profile

The Renaissance adverts and profiles appeared in a number of country books and magazines celebrating the 39th National Day of its home nation the Sultanate of Oman, including Oman, A Nation on the Move, The Majestic, and Excellence International.

Corporate Ad – Vision… Creates Opportunities.
Renaissance Day, July 2009

Advert – Different uniform. Same mission.


This advert was run in the New York Times newspaper in January 2009 in an extensive supplement covering the Sultanate of Oman, as well as on the back cover of a NATO magazine celebrating its 60 year anniversary in a summit held for country leaders and presidents in April 2009.

Energy Section : Oxford Business Group's - The Report Oman 2009

Congratulations PDO on completing
30 successful years


Corporate Ad
38th National Day November 2008 


Team Oman and the Olympic Spirit August 2008
British School Muscat Yearbook Ad