Supertall Jeddah Tower to
Use 400,000 m of Glass
evelopers of Jeddah Tower, the Neutral 60 coated glass products.
soon-to-be world’s tallest build-
ing, selected Guardian Glass for of the Jeddah Tower required us to care-
the project. fully work with the business team to se-
“The unprecedented size and height
The more than $1.2 billion super- lect a glass system that offers a balance
tall structure, also known as Kingdom between energy savings and light trans-
Tower, is slated for completion in 2019. mission,” says Middle East and Africa
It is set to break world records for tall- general manager Mohammad Al Ibra-
est building, highest occupied ﬂoor, him.“For that reason,we have combined
highest architectural top, highest tip two of our most popular and reliable
and highest sky terrace.
Guardian SunGuard products that we are
Guardian Glass will provide more conﬁdent will offer the best performance
than 400,000 square meters, the area without compromising aesthetics.”
of approximately 55 football ﬁelds, of
The skyscraper’s circular glass-
glass to meet the building’s complex ﬂoored sky terrace, located more than
energy and performance requirements. 2,000 feet above ground level, will also Guardian Glass will supply more than
The double-glazed system will use be supplied by Guardian Glass.
400,000 square meters of glass for
SunGuard Silver 20 and SunGuard
The glass will be manufactured at the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia,
which will soon be the tallest building
in the world.
the Al Jubail Guardian plant, then de-
livered to the UAAC factory in Jeddah,
where it will be fabricated.
AGC Upgrades Cuneo Facility
fter a three-month cold repair
process and an approximate Fenzi Names
$29 million investment, AGC Business in Poland
Flat Glass Italia inaugurated its new
ﬂoat line in Cuneo, Italy.
Fenzi Group’s newly-named busi-
ness in southern Poland, Fenzi Polska,
formalized its merger with Kadmar, a
chemical company in Jaworzno,Poland.
“Poland has consistently been a very
appealing market for international glass
industry businesses,” says Alessandro
Fenzi, the group’s CEO. “The decision
to invest in Kadmar, a production and
logistic base of paramount importance
in the area,was most certainly rewarded
with a major increase in business, even
in the last few months. And a general
increase in sales across the entire range
of products, in Poland and in the neigh-
boring countries once again proves
the strategic validity of our decision to
focus on quality.” n
The upgraded ﬂoat line will in-
crease the plant’s capacity while
reducing energy consumption by 25
percent, according to a release from
the company. This will lead to a re-
duction in atmospheric emissions,
with 50 percent less carbon monox-
ide, 14 percent less carbon dioxide
After a cold repair process of three and 30 percent less nitrogen oxides,
months and an investment of around the company states.
29 million, AGC Flat Glass Italia
“This operation will increase
ofﬁcially inaugurated its new ﬂoat our competitiveness on the mar-
line in Cuneo in early November.
ket,” says Takuya Shimamura, AGC
Group president and CEO. “Such a
development will allow us to reach two aims: supporting our leadership with
high-performance products and contributing to a sustainable future.”
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | December 2017