Burj AlShaya Towers - Al Mirqab, Kuwait City

Featuring two soaring glass towers, the 140,000 square meters (1.5 million square foot) Burj Alshaya complex combines modern architecture, avant-garde luxury, and bold design cues to create a prestigious backdrop for business and a new focal point of the city's elite social scene. A modern haven in Kuwait City, the 284-room Four Seasons Hotel will be in the Burj Alshaya's 22-story Eastern Tower.

The 43-story Western Tower provides a new high tech corporate headquarters for the Alshaya group of companies, including offices for employees of its retail franchise business - which operates 70 international retail brands in over 3,000 stores across the Middle East, North Africa, Russia, Turkey, and Europe, and which employs more than 46,000 people.

Why Distech Controls technology?

The open system and the advanced BMS functions provided met all the requirements for the integration into this project. The easy-to-use web-based graphical user interface enabled staff to view the system from any connected PC at any time. This allowed the facilities staff to operate the HVAC equipment on an ongoing basis and facilitated multi-site integration, through a unified, centralized EC-NetAX building management system. The system also provided dynamic and historical trend logging of all integration and control points, thereby enabling quick and efficient diagnostics of any issues. The Distech Controls solution was also selected because of its flexibility, reliable products, and user-friendly programs along with the excellent support provided by management as well as the technical team.

Distech Controls Solutions Installed:

Complete Building Management System for the Four Seasons Hotel and Office Tower. Integration of chiller management system, fire alarm, and lighting control system.
  • 1408 x ECB-VAVS
  • 1850 x Allure EC Smart Vue
  • 128 x ECB-400
  • 18 x ECB-300
  • 89 x ECB-600
  • 31 x Ecx-420
  • 441 x ECB-PTU-208
  • 7 x EC-BOS-7
  • 8 x EC-BOS-8
  • 4 x EC-Net Supervisor
Testimony:

Arun C Nair - Software Engineer (System Programmer) - NBTC

Supply, installation, commissioning, testing & start-up of the complete BMS system at the hotel and office tower was an excellent experience with good support from the technical team. The Product made the integration, automation, and controlling of the complete HVAC, electrical, fire alarm, and all other mechanical equipment very energy efficient and user friendly.

Stakeholders:

  • System Integrator: NBTC
  • Developer & Property Manager: Al Shaya
  • Distributor: PC DealNet
  • Consultant: KEO
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