Under the auspices of H.E. Dr Mohamed bin Hamed Al Rumhy, the Minister of Energy and Minerals and Chairman of the EDO Board, the EDO Headquarters building located in Mina Al Fahal was inaugurated on 6 March 2022. The EDO Board of Directors namely H.E. Nasser bin Khamis Al Jashmi, H.E. Abdullah bin Salim Al Harthi and Mr. Mulham bin Basheer Al Jarf, also attended the ceremony which was hosted by the EDO interim management led by Haifa Al Khaifi (on her last day with the company). The new EDO management led by Mazin Al Lamki were also present at the event. The interim management was proud to have achieved another significant milestone to support the EDO vision “to be a world-class partner for growth, driving a sustainable energy future”.
The EDO Headquarters is a state-of-the-art building which has been developed based on the principles of In-country value (ICV), energy savings, and low maintenance costs. The building is equipped with furniture and equipment entirely sourced from the local market. It is also fixed with solar panels which are sufficient to serve the entire energy requirements of the building. The design of the building is created to ensure lowest possible maintenance costs. The ICV of the fit-out works in the headquarters is 56%, which includes the furniture, cladding, upholstery works, flooring, and ceilings. Additionally, to ensure power savings, the building has upgraded LED lights supplied with motion detection sensors, which, coupled with the 77kWp solar system, will ensure efficiency of power usage and reduce annual emissions by 55 tCO₂eq.