New Age for fire detection in the UAE

Four landmark projects in the Middle East have been equipped with the latest fire detection technology by New Age, distributors for Apollo Fire Detectors Limited.

Among the New Age projects is the most modern building to join the Dubai skyline. The premises belong to the Serkal Group, a leading business conglomerate in the UAE that represents a number of international corporations, including Bridgestone Tyres. The new Serkal building is already famous for the intricacy of its architecture, the beautifully crafted façade took six years to compete. Covering 10 storeys in all, the building includes two basement levels, a ground floor reception and seven levels of commercial space. New Age equipped the building with an Apollo-based system centred around a six-loop control panel that governs around 500 XP95 devices. The system also has a repeater panel and interfaces with ancillary equipment.

A second project for New Age has been the new regional manufacturing facility of Ajmal Perfumes, the Middle East’s leading fragrance house and retailer. The manufacturing facility covers 13,656 square metres and represents an investment of £2.7 million. The space, arranged over two complexes, includes an extensive R&D wing and will increase Ajmal’s production capacity by 300%. To protect this major investment from fire, New Age supplied an intelligent fire detection system that includes 220 Apollo XP95 devices.

New Age has also been responsible for upgrading the fire detection system for a commercial development on behalf of contractors B K Gulf. Commercial Building G+7 has a five-loop panel controlling around 600 XP95 devices, plus a repeater panel. The building is now the headquarters for HSBC bank in the UAE and has recently been refurbished. New Age replaced the original control panel as part of the refurbishment, reprogramming and reconfiguring the existing Apollo devices.

Another headquarters building has also been equipped with an Apollo-based fire detection system. The occupant on this occasion is Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The client was the Government of Sharjah.