Johnson Controls wins $8m Kuwait chiller order
Kuwait, May 4, 2009
Johnson Controls said it has clinched the largest order of energy efficient chillers worth $7.95 million from Gulf Group for Mechanical and Electrical Works in Kuwait.
As per the contract, the company will supply 6 York branded YK – K7 water-cooled centrifugal chillers for installation at the Doha West power generation and water distillation station, one of the main base load plants in Kuwait.
Located 15 km to the west of Kuwait city, Doha West power station is capable of generating 2400 MW of electric power and producing 110 million imperial gallon of distilled water per day.
”Our chillers offer the highest operating efficiencies in the market and contribute to building a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world.” said Qais Saad, Johnson Controls country manager for Kuwait.
“Manufactured at Johnson Controls facility in San Antonio Texas, the chillers will be installed in a series counter-flow configuration which will yield an additional 6 percent gain in efficiency”, he added.
"With a total combined capacity of 14,502 TR, at peak operating conditions, the use of sea water for condenser cooling will save about 45,618 gallons per minute of treated water and the energy that would have been spent in treating the water."
"Our York chillers will result in a cost effective solution for the end user, and a lower carbon footprint," Saad added.
KR Sankaran, regional manager, Northern Gulf , said “We see this as a continuation of the trend of using seawater as cooling water for large tonnage cooling projects in the Middle East region. Johnson Controls has the most suitable equipment for such applications, and we expect to gain a leading position in this potentially fast growing market segment,” he remarked.
“In 2008 we played a pioneering role by securing a record breaking order for 18 sea water cooled chillers from Unicorp International Contracting Bahrain, for the Bahrain Bay utilities project,” he added.
Adnan Awad, general manager of Gulf Group said, "Like Johnson Controls, Gulf Group is committed to sustainable development. We propose and implement technology that is environmentally friendly and cost effective."
"The selection of York chillers came about after detailed and rigorous technical evaluation and comparison among the manufacturers of such type of chillers," he added.-TradeArabia News Service