MEED conference told Ma’aden is prioritising sustainability

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The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) is prioritizing sustainability in the delivery of its major minerals projects in different parts of the kingdom, MEED’s Saudi Mega Projects’ sustainability, energy efficiency and clean energy day was told this afternoon.

“Ma’aden is one of the fastest growing companies in the region, but we are building our industry on the basis of sustainability,” Ma’aden’s corporate sustainability assurance director Ahmed Ajabnoor said in a panel session at the event. “We deploy sustainability concepts in all our projects. An example is Waad al-Shamal where we are building green buildings in the city part of the project.”

“We are deploying green building concepts and LEED in many of our projects and we are looking at retrofit our existing buildings,” Ajabnoor said. “We haven’t done enough and I believe we should do more.”

Saudi Mega Projects is being held the Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel on 8-10 December 2015. The strategic event partner is SABB; the gold sponsor is Conrac; the silver sponsor is Autodesk and the bronze sponsor is Pace. Viewpoint is lunch sponsor. The conference sponsors are Hill International; Aconex and Atheeb. Exhibitors are Sika, Salfo Engineering & Management Consultants, Arminox, PAL and Effat University.