Flying high with Tour & Andersson
Tour & Andersson has secured the HVAC contract to supply valves for use on the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport project. Working alongside Shair and Partners, The Saudi Binladin Group and Delta Construction Company, Tour & Andersson is providing its balancing valves, in six to ten inch sizes alongside 251 STAG valves for pump hookups to ensure time and labour savings are achieved on the installation and commissioning.
With a 3,200 tonne cooling capacity, the HVAC system supplied to the project is sufficient enough to meet the needs of a building of such grandeur. As the network itself was grooved, TA was chosen due to their ability to provide a reliable, trusted system that incorporated a tried and tested balancing method.
Following several system demonstrations to help familiarise Delta Construction Company with the balancing method, Tour & Andersson supplied its TA SCOPE balancing instrument as a complimentary addition to the project, enabling DCC to use the device on future projects.
Bassam Al Awar, General Manager of Tour & Andersson Middle East, said: “As the Sharm El-Sheikh airport is such a prestigious building for the area, we needed to ensure a cooling system was delivered that would be able to meet its intensive demands, cooling the building even in the most extreme of climatic heat. By working closely with those involved in the project we have been able to deliver a solution designed specifically to meet the needs of the area and the building itself.”
The airport’s departure and arrival halls and administration facilities comprise a two-storey building measuring some 44,000sq m and comes at a cost of around $90 million. Due to its geographic location and prestigious nature, the airport building itself has also been designed to withstand earthquakes.