Fläkt Woods, part of FläktGroup and a leading manufacturer of ventilation and air movement technology, has announced it has secured a multi-million Euro deal to supply 140 jet thrust fans for the NorthConnex tunnel in Australia. The fans will provide both pollution control and fire safety ventilation for what will be the longest road tunnel in the country.
The bespoke-designed fans, which are 1.6 meters in diameter, have been designed for optimum aerodynamic performance with minimum noise levels. They will be supplied to the project’s main contractor, Lend Lease Engineering and Bouygues Construction Australia, from the second quarter of 2018.
Ian Morehouse, managing director and vice president for the fan business unit at Fläkt Woods, says: “We have had a long history of supplying fans to the Australian market, and are pleased to continue this success by developing a bespoke solution for the NorthConnex tunnel project. This contract win is a testament to our technical expertise in designing innovative products to meet challenging performance demands.”
NorthConnex is a nine-kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills. Fläkt Woods’ jet thrust fans will be capable of operating at 250 OC for two hours in the event of a fire and have been calculated to achieve NR85 noise levels in a fully reverberant tunnel with a concrete road surface.
Ian continues: “To ensure that the overall ventilation system can deliver optimum performance in fire safety and pollution control modes, we’re now working with our client and the project team on layout and installation details.”
Fläkt Woods develops, manufactures and distributes ventilation and air climate products, as well as system solutions for commercial and industrial applications.
For more information on the complete range of fans and other ventilation products from Fläkt Woods, visit www.flaktgroup.com.
Image showing the end result of the NorthConnex tunnel project in Australia with the ventilation fans in place.