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Omantel HQ wins LEED Platinum certification

April 28, 2021

Sustainability: Building design scores high in site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality

MUSCAT, APRIL 27
Adding another important milestone to a long list of achievements, Omantel’s HQ has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), having scored 86 points, making this iconic building the first building in Oman to obtain this level of certification.
This achievement crowns the strategic partnership between Omantel and Oman Tourism Development Company ‘Omran Group’, the Sultanate’s executive arm for the development of the tourism sector.
The headquarters building reflects a unique architectural design and Omantel’s leadership in the telecommunications sector.
This building scores high on inclusion of elements that promote environmental sustainability and is now officially a leader by example in this field. For the building project, Omantel collaborated with Omran, the main developer, which conceptualised the design based on three main elements of which cost-effectiveness and internal layout efficiency were foremost.
The third element was to highlight technical advancements in telecommunications through the building design. The building also scores well on renewable energy production, with solar panels installed on the exterior.
Commenting on this distinguished achievement, Talal bin Said al Maamari, Chief Executive Officer of Omantel, said, “This is a coveted and prestigious certificate and could not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work from the project teams of Omantel and Omran as well as our consultants and contractors. It is an opportunity for both Omantel and Omran to capitalise on this achievement and show leadership in the sustainability field.’’
On his part, Eng Saeed bin Muhammad al Qasimi, Senior Vice-resident — Project Development and Management, Omran Group, said: “Omantel’s main building obtained the LEED Platinum Certificate as a culmination of the Group’s efforts to take into account the foundations of environmental sustainability in its various development projects.
The Omantel HQ is the sixth property by the Group to receive LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). However, it is the first of the Group’s development projects to be awarded the Platinum LEED Certification, which is the highest category of this global award.”
The new Omantel headquarters is a distinct addition to Muscat’s urban scene, as it is the first building to be constructed in the business complex located in the eastern part of Madinat Al Irfan.
The business complex, which stretches on a total area of about 500,000 m2, will host the main buildings and offices of many prestigious organisations.
Omran Group provides wide spaces in a smart and exemplary business environment to attract investors to take advantage of the available opportunities. The area will be the pioneering destination in the heart of the capital and will be a modern urban gateway for visitors, residents and businesses.

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