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MERCEDES BENZ TRUCKS MENA GM GIVES A TOUR OF THE NEW AC­TROS AND AROCS

The to­tal es­ti­mated HVAC spend on con­struc­tion projects in Dubai is ap­prox­i­mately $1.5bn and is grow­ing in line with the val­ues of the con­tracts awarded in the ur­ban con­struc­tion sec­tor, ac­cord­ing to re­cent re­ports. De­mand for smart, in­no­va­tive, and sus­tain­able cool­ing so­lu­tions is in­creas­ing in the re­gion ow­ing to the large num­ber of projects be­ing an­nounced.

The panel, mod­er­ated by (ex­treme right) Phillipa Grant, divi­sion man­ager at AESG, fea­tured (from left to right) Di­nesh Ru­pani, di­vi­sional man­ager from Lem­i­nar; Nigel Eck­er­sall, di­rec­tor de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, VX Stu­dio; AR Sureshku­mar, gen­eral man­ager – projects and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, Voltas Ltd; and Na­bil Shahin, sales unit di­rec­tor from Daikin MEA.

Shahin said: “The vari­able re­frig­er­ant mow (VRF) sys­tem has be­come pop­u­lar of late, which un­der­stands heat load re­quire­ments and sup­plies the re­quired ca­pac­ity.”

But Sureshku­mar dis­agrees. “Per­son­ally, I'm not a big fan of VRF sys­tems. I pre­fer medium range sys­tems. VRF is sim­ply an in­terim so­lu­tion, and we need to think be­yond that.”

Ru­pani re­marked: “Sea­sonal con­di­tion­ing is an­other vi­tal fac­tor that can help sus­tain­able cool­ing sys­tems.”

Eck­er­sall con­cluded the panel say­ing: “/ne reg­u­la­tion sup­ports an­other-- lre­proof fa­cades help man­age air con­di­tion­ing for a build­ing.”

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