Durpapipe stands tall in Addis Ababa refurb
Pipework from Durapipe UK has been used in the refurbishment of a luxury hotel in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa.
Already a prominent landmark in the city, the DAG Trading-owned Nexus Hotel has undergone an eight-storey extension, to see it offer luxury accommodation across a further five floors. Constructing 85 new bedrooms across five floors was not without challenges and a reliable pipe network was needed to service the air conditioning system.
African Supplies, based in Bedfordshire, was tasked by contractor Ab-Ham with sourcing an appropriate pipework system and turned to Durapipe UK. As a result, Durapipe SuperFLO ABS pipe in sizes 20mm – 110mm was installed to transport chilled water from the main water chillers in the plant room located on the roof and distribute it to the air conditioning circuit on each floor. Durapipe SuperFLO ABS offers quick and easy jointing technique, reducing labour time and costs during the installation process.
Commenting on the project, Michael Hailu from Ab-Ham said: “We needed a pipework system that could meet the required specification, while aiding the installation process, and Durapipe provided the ideal solution with its SuperFLO ABS. We found the system very quick and simple to install, which saved significant time on site and we will definitely consider the product on future projects.”
A pipework system specifically designed to cater for chilled and boosted cold water applications within building service projects, Durapipe SuperFLO ABS offers a reliable and cost-effective solution. Its durable material sees the pipework remain ductile in temperatures down to -40°C, while its limescale and corrosion resistant properties significantly reduce maintenance requirements. With its lightweight nature and easy solvent weld jointing technique reducing labour time and cost, Durapipe SuperFLO ABS offers a superior alternative to steel options.