Technal, which provides sustainable aluminium windows, doors and façades solutions, has opened a regional headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The announcement was made following an event that was recently hosted at the Norwegian embassy in Riyadh. Technal is part of Hydro, a global aluminium and energy company, which has been operating in Saudi Arabia for more than 44 years. The new headquarters in Riyadh will enable Technal to provide services for its Saudi based customers, architects, consultants, contractors, and developers, the company said.
The kingdom targets to reduce carbon emissions by 278 metric tons per annum by 2030, and Technal’s services can support the country in driving sustainable development of buildings through its low carbon footprint and energy efficient aluminium windows doors and facades.
Technal is also investing in urban mining in line with their circularity approach. The company has implemented initiatives to collect and recycle end-of-life aluminium, fostering circularity globally. With its Hydro CIRCAL 75R, Technal helped developers and investors save over 250,000 MT of carbon emissions.
Commenting on the RHQ in Riyadh, Sam Robinson, managing director, hydro building systems, Asia said, “This is an exciting milestone as we outline our long-term interest in supporting decarbonisation through our solutions in Saudi Arabia. By investing in recycled and recyclable products Building developers can lower the embodied carbon by a minimum of 75% and create more end-of-life value for their buildings as well as contributing to a circular economy. Our aim is to contribute significantly to the kingdom’s developments as it progresses towards a more sustainable future in line with Saudi Vision 2030.”
“Buildings contribute to 40% of all energy consumption globally…The Saudi Arabian market has significant potential with many major construction developments including Gigaprojects like NEOM and the Red Sea Development. We are looking forward to growing our business in Saudi and the wider region and to continue supporting major projects that we are already involved in,” added Robinson.