ITP’s Powerlon VCL 170 vapour control layer has been chosen as a protective solution for a major project in Oman which will deliver the largest botanical garden in the Arabian Peninsula and one of the largest in the world.
Located just outside of Muscat, near the Al Khodh village, the Oman Botanic Garden is a new world-class development of the Diwan of Royal Court in Oman, celebrating the country’s unique plants, landscapes and cultural traditions. Larsen & Toubro is overseeing the development of the garden which is situated on a 430-hectare protected natural area, surrounded by the Northern Mountains of Oman.
The amenity will feature all the native plant species of Oman in a series of carefully created, naturalistic habitats, from the dry deserts to the rich monsoon cloud forests. The garden will also showcase the traditionally cultivated crops and the many ways that people use plants in Oman.
Supplied for the project via leading Singapore-based distributor, LCP Building Products, Powerlon VCL 170 forms part of the roofing and external wall system on the visitor centre at Oman Botanic Gardens. With a mono-filament reinforcement scrim for tensile strength, its polyethylene-based membrane ensures that the building envelope is properly sealed to control ventilation, prevent heat loss and protect insulates from interstitial condensation.
ITP Export Manager, Peter Winter, said: “ITP are delighted to secure a specification at this prestigious project via LCP Building Products. In recent years, our vapour control layers have been used in some of the largest construction projects in this region, including the massive Night Souk in Dubai, international airports in Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar, various football stadiums, the renowned Mall of Oman, and Seaworld In Dubai. Powerlon VCL 170 is one of a wide range of options in our portfolio. We are experts in the design and manufacture of flame-retardant building membranes including VCLs which meet Euroclass A fire safety ratings.”
Powerlon VCL 170 is one of a wide range of protective membranes manufactured and supplied by ITP. The company also offers roofing underlays, house wraps, UV-resistant façade membranes, gas and hydrocarbon barrier membranes, and breather membranes.