Zamil clinches $21.4m KAUST AC contract
Riyadh, July 5, 2008
Zamil Air Conditioners has been awarded multiple contracts worth SR80 million ($21.4 million) to provide custom climate control systems for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) located at Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
Zamil Air Conditioners is a leading Middle East manufacturer of air conditioning systems and services and a sector business of Zamil Industrial.
Under the deal, Zamil will supply a large number of concealed fan coil units, air-cooled condensing units, single skin air handling units, ducted split systems, 3,000 sets of water chilled fan coil units, and 21 sets of custom built TW Series double skin air handling systems.
Units of the TW Series measure 17.6 meters in length and 5.6 meters high, and feature top quality galvanized steel GI outer skins and specially designed aluminum inner skins with a thick bottom panel.
The units also feature special dampers, coils, fans, energy wheels, sound attenuators and filters, and a control system capable of monitoring and controlling temperature, enthalpy, airflow, humidity, pressure and CO2 levels. The total cooling capacity for the project is more than 16,500 tons.
“KAUST is truly a landmark undertaking for us as the competition for the contracts included the world’s best providers of air conditioning systems. Zamil AC emerged winners only due to its unique ability to satisfy the most stringent climate control specifications and timeline requirements,” said Ahmed Zaatari, Zamil AC general manager.
Located on the Red Sea at Thuwal, 80 kms north of Jeddah, the KAUST campus is due for completion in September next year.
The complete academic and residential compound will feature regional architectural design blended with modern amenities and style, linking historical educational tradition to today’s vital disciplines of high tech science and engineering.
The University will offer world-class interdisciplinary graduate research programs in Resources, Energy and Environment, Biosciences and Bioengineering, Material Science and Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Computational Science.
Osama Bunyan, executive vice president of Zamil AC, 'We are pleased to become an integral partner in the mission to establish KAUST as a world class educational research institution.'
'We will bring all of our corporate resources to bear as we participate in the realization of the vision of King Abdullah, to provide an environment that will facilitate the work of researchers and scientists from around the globe using advanced scientific and technological capabilities to the benefit of all mankind,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service