Nov 08, 2006

Culligan Awarded Water Treatment Contract for Dubai Tower

Culligan International Co. announced that Culligan International (Emirates), its affiliate in Dubai, has been named the water treatment contractor for the world’s soon-to-be tallest building, the Burj Dubai skyscraper.

Also known as the Dubai Tower, the $1 billion venture, which is promoted by Emaar Properties, is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. It is located in the heart of the Downtown Burj Dubai district in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be over 700 meters (2,296 feet) and more than 160 stories tall.

Culligan’s Dubai affiliate was selected to provide multimedia filters to supply drinking water to the building, as well as chilled water treatment for the tower’s air conditioning system.

“The Dubai Tower is a showcase of the world’s best in class technology. Culligan’s selection is a testament to the value of Culligan’s water expertise and advanced water treatment solutions on a global scale, given the scope of this project and the technology required to bring it to fruition,” said Jim Coleman, chief marketing officer, Culligan International Company.

Specifically for the Burj Dubai skyscraper, the Company will provide:

  • 60" Multimedia Filters – These filters will supply the building’s drinking water, and are custom-designed in 316L stainless steel to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) standards, by Culligan’s affiliate in Bologna, Italy.
  • Chemical Treatment – Culligan will supply equipment and chemicals to treat the chilled water distribution system used for the building’s air conditioning – a critical function in the UAE where summers can reach up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). Chemical additions will inhibit corrosion, biological growth and scaling typical in a chilled water application.

Delivery of most Culligan equipment to the Dubai Tower is expected to take place in 2007.