Brief: York International

York International signed a 25 million USD contract, believed to be the largest ever air-conditioning contract of this type, to provide cooling to the Dubai Airport extension. The York team worked alongside the Dubai department of Civil Aviation and the local MEP consultant to design the chillers, which will use HFC-134a and provide a cooling capacity of 118 000 tonnes, equivalent to 415 MW. York will also design, supply, install and maintain a complete chiller automation system, including controlling and sequencing all primary chilled and condenser water pumps and cooling towers. Source:,,