Al Rajhi group company chosen to build entire façade of 60-storey tower due to its reputation as curtain wall expert, project owner says
Civil engineering and construction company Cladtech International LLC (CTI) has been awarded a contract by Al Saad General Contracting Company for the manufacture and installation of curtain wall facades for the Sail Tower project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Announcing the contract win, a statement from Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, of which CTI is a part, said the scope of work includes the façade of the entire 60-storey building, which will house a 242-room luxury hotel, 104 serviced apartments and parking spaces for 600 cars.
The statement added that Essam Qoronfel, chairman, Al Saad General Contracting Company, expressed his confidence in the newly formed partnership with the Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group and explained that the contract was awarded to CTI because of its reputation as a leading curtain wall expert firm.
Dr. Khalid Al Rajhi, chairman, Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, said: “Cladtech International is highly regarded as one of the region’s leading curtain wall experts and a world class manufacturer of aluminum and glass facades, and curtain walls. We are proud to be part of this mega project, which will play a key role in the efforts to enhance Jeddah’s business and investment environment. This contract win also demonstrates our commitment towards fostering strategic partnerships with companies like Al Saad General Contracting Company (and we) wish them continued success as we move forward in the completion of this project.”
Ahmed Al Bassam, CEO, Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, added: “Our partnership with Al Saad General Contracting Company reflects our continuing efforts to provide world class construction solutions across some of today’s leading mega projects. We remain confident that the facades to be constructed and installed by Cladtech International will add high aesthetic value to the Sail Tower as it stands majestically overlooking the Red Sea.”