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Expo 2020 projects to drive innovation, says WME Global

MEP Director highlights cooling innovations in upcoming sustainable projects; shares update on Mumbai, Singapore and London offices

| | Oct 15, 2018 | 5:30 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 15 October 2018: With Expo 2020 on the horizon, Nicholas Byczynski, Director – MEP, WME Global, said that he believes, in the next 12-18 months, there will be an uptake in Expo “self-build” pavilions for both country and commercial participants, “which will allow engineers to have some fun in realising some of the unique and wonderful designs proposed for 2020”. Byczynski also discussed two WME projects targeting LEED Platinum status, which has provided them the opportunity to utilise a number of technologies in the move to achieve this objective.

Nicholas Byczynski

“One project we are particularly proud of is a 450m super-tall residential tower in which we have deployed Series-Counter flow magnetic bearing chillers to achieve extremely high COP and IPLV values,” Byczynski said. “We have also used high temperature heat pumps to simultaneously cool the domestic cold water, while providing heat into the LTHW network, which is distributed through the building to serve indirect calorifiers within the apartments.”

Byczynski added that one technology he feels is under-used locally is chilled beams. “While the risk of condensation is a concern,” he said, “in the right application, such as an office with a well-sealed façade and low leakage, this should be manageable and would allow a much higher temperature CHW circuit for the space cooling, which will, in turn, have a great impact on the chiller performance.”

Providing an update on the company’s profile of activities, Byczynski said WME is looking to develop its business in Dubai, as well as globally, with its Mumbai office growing steadily and Singapore and London offices up and running. “These satellite offices will grow, with Dubai as our hub and we will provide much of the engineering expertise into these new markets,” he added.

Nicholas Byczynski, Director – MEP, WME Global, will be conducting a seminar on ‘Ventilation in super-tall buildings’, from 4pm–4:45pm on November 28, at the HVAC R Expo part of the Big 5 Dubai.


Hannah Jo Uy is Assistant Editor at Climate Control Middle East magazine. She may be contacted at hannah@cpi-industry.com

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