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Seeley completes world's biggest evaporative AC order

RIYADH, April 25, 2018

Seeley International, a leading air-conditioning manufacturer in Australia, said it has completed the world’s largest order for evaporative air-conditioners, resulting in around 50,000 Breezair air-conditioners being installed in the tent city of Mina Valley, Saudi Arabia.

Seeley is a market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia.

Renowned for its innovation, Seeley boasts major brands including Breezair, Braemar, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar, Aira ICI and Coolerado.

The enormous bulk order of Breezair evaporative air-conditioners by the Saudi government and Ministry of Hajj provides state-of-the-art cooling for Makkah Pilgrims during their stay in the Mina Valley tent city, stated the Group Managing Director Jon Seeley.

The tent city is a fascinating logistics exercise involving more than 100,000 tents and houses, approximately three million people in over 20 sq km, he explained.

Seely said the company won the Saudi order after the Breezair evaporative air conditioner was found to outperform more than 200 other air conditioning brands and delivered spectacular results against a comprehensive set of criteria that included energy-efficiency, reliability, performance and low environmental impact.

"The three-year tender evaluation process saw Breezair and other contenders tested on site over several months, in all conditions and seasons, including comparative tests done during a pilgrimage to assess performance under realworld conditions," explained the top official.

According to Seely, the in-built safety mechanisms, economical use of water, ease of control and compact design were critical in Breezair being successfully selected.

“The harsh summertime temperatures in the Mina Valley, which can easily reach more than 45°C, were overcome by the capability of Breezair evaporative air conditioners, which kept people comfortable and provided them with fresh naturally cooled air,” he added.

Xavier Delaigue, the sales director for EMEA region, said being awarded the significant supply contract reflected the strength, innovation and durability of Breezair evaporative air conditioning, and provided an opportunity for the Australian company to showcase its ability to deliver on the large scale order within a very short timeframe.

“As part of a commitment by the Saudi government to improve accommodation for pilgrims in the Mina Valley, a four year air conditioner replacement plan was started in 2015. Seeley International fast-tracked production and installation so the project is now well ahead of schedule and expected to be completed this year,” he added.

Alsaeed HVAC, the company's distributor for Saudi Arabia, provided a turnkey solution on time and within required specifications.

Alsaeed Trading Group CEO Salman Alsaeed said: "We have enjoyed a long and highly successful partnership between our two companies, and the success of this project is because of the excellence of Seeley International in delivering the most reliable coolers on the market with the highest levels of energy efficiency."

Breezair air-conditioners feature unique Mini-cell Chillcel pad technology developed by Seeley, the only manufacturer able to offer evaporative cooling pads that are fully manufactured in Australia and specifically designed to maximise cooling in harsh climates.-TradeArabia News Service

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