Glass LLC units win $27m contracts in H1

Glass LLC, glass pioneers in the Middle East and wholly-owned by Dubai Investments, today announced that its coating divisions have won projects worth Dh100 million ($27.2 million) in the first six months of the year.

The coating lines comprising subsidiaries Emirates Glass and Saudi American Glass, have undertaken projects of more than half a million square metres spanning the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey and throughout the Middle East, a company statement said.Leading projects won by Emirates Glass include the world-renowned Masdar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the Jeddah Airport, ITCC Information Technology and Communication Complex, as well as the Jabal Omar expansion in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait University and Credit Libanais in Lebanon.Some of the major projects undertaken by Saudi American Glass include a tower in Makkah of Tayseer Hidaya and the National Dialogue Center in Riyadh, and the Courtyard by Marriott in Riyadh.Other notable projects include the Arab National Bank in Riyadh, Dammam University, Rajehi University and Qassim University, among others.

Ziad Yazbeck, senior vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Glass LLC, said: “We are extremely proud of the rapid growth of our coating lines, and the prestigious projects across the region are reflective of our high-quality products and services and the burgeoning demand for energy-efficient architectural glass.

“To have won projects worth Dh100 million speaks volumes of our track record in the region and our world-class capabilities to meet the stringent technical specifications required for the state-of-the-art iconic projects. Over the years, Glass LLC has won an excellent portfolio of projects, which I believe will serve to cement our credibility and position as a trusted supplier of glass products in the region.”

Meanwhile, Emirates Glass also announced the successful delivery of its third major project in Saudi Arabia – Olaya Towers, the latest addition to the iconic skyscrapers in Downtown Riyadh. To be completed in August this year, the Olaya Towers project is one of the most prominent buildings in Saudi Arabia’s capital with 40 and 42 storeys individually.

Saudi American Glass has also delivered glass products to two defining developments on Riyadh’s commercial district, commonly known as King Fahd Road. These include the Kingdom Tower and Al Faisaliah Centre, the second and the third tallest buildings in Saudi Arabia respectively.

600450 Glass LLC units win $27m contracts in H1
Date: 9 July 2013

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