No fewer than 166 AIRSTAGE® systems, consisting of 496 outdoor units and 2,142 indoor units, are now up and running in this major development and were successfully in place in time for the grand opening.
The products were supplied from the FGCA Wuxi facility in Jiangsu Province, which are both the production base for Fujitsu multi air conditioning systems for buildings and the company's sales base for the Chinese market. FGCA was awarded the order for the supply and installation of AIRSTAGE® to the World Trade Center Changzhou because of its proven energy-saving performance, past sales record and reputation for high quality installations. The after-sales service setup, with its quick follow-up, was also a significant reason for the contract being offered to the company.
"The AIRSTAGE® systems we supplied to the World Trade Centre can individually adjust temperature for all of the 450 rooms in the building to provide a comfortable environment. Also, by adopting the centralised control system, collective centralised control of all outdoor units and indoor units is also possible, which can optimise the air conditioning of the whole building and reduce the consumption of electricity," says a Fujitsu spokesman.
China is the world's biggest market for multi air conditioning system for commercial buildings, accounting for 132,000 sets (around 33 per cent of the world market in 2008). The Chinese market looks set to expand even further as building construction takes off at high speed because of the continuing development of urban areas.
The next two years have been designated by the Chinese government as a period of economic stimulation and public capital investment. This investment is forecast to boost the market expansion of multi air conditioning system for buildings. In China, improved quality of life supported by high economic growth has resulted in higher demand for air conditioners which offer both comfort and energy-saving performance in a climate in which environmental issues and electricity shortage are increasing concerns.
Fujitsu has been developing large and small inverter air conditioners excelling in energy-saving performance and comfort which are already proving extremely popular in the Chinese market.
AIRSTAGE® is the registered trademark of Fujitsu General Limited.