WellAir lands key Riyadh Metro supply contract

The Riyadh project consists of six metro lines

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker walks at the site of the under-construction Riyadh Metro rail system in the Saudi capital Riyadh .

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker walks at the site of the under-construction Riyadh Metro rail system in the Saudi capital Riyadh .

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WellAir, a leading manufacturer of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and portable air purification products, has been awarded the contract to supply its plasma air ionization solutions for the Riyadh Metro Project.

The contract for the deployment of plasma air ionization solutions for The Riyadh Metro Project - the world's biggest urban rail outside of China - was awarded by Petra Engineering Industries, said the Irish company in its statement.

The Riyadh project, being built at a cost of $22.5 billion, consists of six metro lines spanning a total length of 176 km, with 85 stations.

Petra's Jordan facility provided the HVAC ionization equipment to lines 4, 5, and 6 and included Plasma Air in their systems. These ionization systems are designed to safely control bacteria, mold, odors, and PM2.5 effectively.

The new stations will now benefit greatly from clean indoor air, free from harmful pollutants and contaminants.

WellAir (parent company of Plasma Air and Novaerus) said the move is aimed at furthering its dedication to being a top Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solution provider in the Middle East.

"I am pleased that WellAir is a selected partner in the Riyadh Metro Project. This is a tremendous initiative and will help further our mission of providing safe living and working conditions through improved IAQ," remarked its CEO Kevin Devlin.

"By working with Petra Engineering Industries, we can make a significant impact in the field of indoor air quality. I am convinced that we will not stop here and hope to collaborate in the future," he stated.

Jordan-based Petra Engineering Industries was founded in 1987 with a vision to produce a wide variety of HVAC equipment catering to the worldwide market. It is now exporting to over 50 countries, including the US.

In support of the WellAir and Petra partnership, Mike Hogan the regional director of Enterprise Ireland and Irish Ambassador to Jordan, Dr. Vincent O'Neill accompanied WellAir executives on a visit to the Petra Headquarters in Al Muwuqqar.

The HQ also houses Petra's Central Research and Development and also the site of the main factory.

"We are delighted that an Irish innovator such as WellAir was chosen to work with an equally innovative and well-respected company as Petra Engineering Industries," remarked Dr. O'Neill.

"As the first Irish Ambassador to Jordan, I see a huge potential for cooperation between our two countries, and I look forward to facilitating an excellent relationship going forward," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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