Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited, has won a prestigious air conditioning and tunnel ventilation system order valued at Rs 253 crores from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL). The scope of this order includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the air conditioning, tunnel ventilation and environmental control system for nine underground stations and associated tunnels on Line 3 corridor of the Mumbai Metro between Mumbai Central and Bandra.
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. Also known as the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ line, partially funded by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) is the longest continuous underground metro stretch in the country.
This turnkey project will require approximately 8200TR of water cooled screw and magnetic bearing chillers, chilled water and condenser water pumps, air handling units, fan coil units, piping, ducting, insulation, tunnel ventilation fans, dampers, compressed air system, associated electrical work and a SCADA system, amongst others.
On account of space constraints in Mumbai, the size of each station box is smaller compared to metro rail systems in other parts of India, due to which the system design,sizing and placement of the equipment has to be managed within the limited available space. Blue Star with its engineering prowess, proven project management expertise and impressive track record of on-time completion is well poised to execute such complex projects.
Vir S Advani, Vice Chairman &Managing Director, Blue Star Limited adds, “This order is yet another milestone in the history of the Company and we are proud to be associated with Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation. Blue Star’s superior and advanced project management capabilities have helped the Company bag many such orders in the past and as the market grows, it is well positioned to win many more in the coming years. I am particularly happy that through this order we would be playing an important role in the sustainable development and modernization of Mumbai.”
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