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Work on Oman’s first solar building to start soon

Construction work on the building is scheduled to start within the next few weeks, and is expected to be delivered early in 2020

Fawzi al Harrasy, CEO of Teejan Investment and Development.
Fawzi al Harrasy, CEO of Teejan Investment and Development.

Teejan Investment and Development has announced plans to build Oman’s first-ever solar energy powered structure, the Taj Office Building.

Construction work on the Taj Office Building is scheduled to start within the next few weeks. The project is expected to be delivered by early 2020.

The building will be equipped with fast Internet connections making it an advanced smart office, according to Muscat Daily.

Fawzi al Harrasy, CEO of Teejan Investment and Development, said: “Our new project, Taj will be the beginning of a new stage in the real estate sector in Oman.

“The buildings in the near future will be all about technology. The smart buildings will be a basic demand, and not just an extra option for some people.”

Harrasy highlighted the specifications of Taj, saying that one of the basic aspects of the project is its location, which is overlooking the Sultan Qaboos Street in Ghala, Muscat.

He said: “It is a seven-minute drive from Muscat International Airport, a five-minute drive from the [Ghala] industrial area and a ten-minute drive from the Royal Opera House Muscat and the embassies district.

“Stretching over 3,942m2, the 12-storey Taj will have a three-storey underground parking for 270 vehicles, a reception office, restaurants, cafés, a mini market, a bank, and other facilities to meet all needs of the employees, customers, and visitors.”

Optimising the use of latest technologies, Taj will be the first office building in Oman to be equipped with a robot to work as a guide for the visitors.

The building will be equipped with smart lighting and air conditioning systems. All office owners will be able to control the electronic systems at their offices through a smartphone application.

Moreover, Taj will have four elevators, special areas on each floor for coffee, a business centre equipped with display screens and sound system, a golf course, and a spa with Jacuzzi and sauna.

Teejan has businesses in more than 15 fields including trading, contracting, engineering, construction, security and safety, furniture, supply of lab equipment, information technology, and virtual and 3D technology.

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