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Zamil Air Conditioners Provides Climate Control Systems to Makkah Metro Railway Project 10-02-2010

Zamil Air Conditioners, a sector business of Zamil Industrial Investment Company "Zamil Industrial" and the leading international manufacturer and service provider of air conditioning systems in the Middle East, has been awarded multiple contracts to provide custom climate control systems for the first phase of Makkah Metro Railway project.

The scope of the agreements calls for Zamil Air Conditioners to supply a number of Precision Control air conditioners, packaged air conditioning systems, air-cooled condensing units, and double-skin air handling units for this prestigious project, located in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

“The Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Line (Makkah Metro) project is truly a landmark undertaking for Zamil Air Conditioners. Competition for the contracts was intense, and among the world’s largest and most successful providers of air conditioning systems. Zamil Air Conditioners emerged victorious due to our stellar reputation for quality and our unique ability to satisfy the most stringent climate control specifications and timeline requirements over the years,” said Osama Bunyan, Chief Operating Officer, Zamil Industrial.

The Makkah Metro project will link Makkah with the holy sites at Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina. Upon Completion, it will cover 18 kilometers and feature eight cabinets per each direction. The first phase of the project is expected to start operating with Automatic Train Protection at 35% capacity by November 2010 and will be ready for this year’s Haj, according to the Saudi Railway Organization (SRO) officials.

The monorail project, worth SAR 6.7 billion (USD1.8 billion), was awarded by the Saudi Arabian government in February 2009 to a consortium of companies led by China Railway Construction (CRCC). CRCC will carry out construction of the infrastructure and will integrate various systems of the project.  The entire train system, including stations, will be elevated, with access provided for pilgrims using escalators and staircases.


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