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MHI lands huge chiller order from Saudi Arabia

Eighty large chillers will provide 200,000 RT capacity for district cooling plant in Medina.

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 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order for 80 units of its large-scale centrifugal chillers for the district cooling plant of the urban development project in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

The 80 units will provide combined 200,000 refrigeration tons cooling capacity to the plant which will supply chilled water to an area of 1.6 million square meters (m2), and this is MHI's largest order of this kinds to date.

Delivery of the chillers are schedule to commence in the autumn 2015, the Japanese company said in a statement.

MHI provides 80 units AART-270I variable speed drive (VSD) chiller, which achieves high-efficiency operation by optimally responding to the required cooling load and ambient temperature.

The efficient operation is made possible by VSD performing meticulous compressor speed control and related devices, and these distinctive mechanical features are especially effective for significant energy-saving under low ambient condition during the night operation.

For further reduction of energy consumption, two chillers will be connected and controlled in tandem condition which can provide 5,000 refrigeration tons cooling capacity combined.

MHI will supply ordered chillers through Zamil Central Air Conditioners Co. Ltd., a constituent of Zamil Air Conditioner Co., the largest supplier of air conditioners in Saudi Arabia.

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