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Wirazone Signs Chilled Water Supply Agreement With Major KL Sentral Properties

18 June 2012

Company Ramps Up Plant Capacity to Support Growth of KL Sentral

Malakoff Corporation Berhad’s (Malakoff) wholly owned subsidiary, Wirazone Sdn Bhd (Wirazone), recently signed the Chilled Water Supply Agreement with 348 Sentral Sdn Bhd, Excellent Bonanza Sdn Bhd and NU Sentral Sdn Bhd, the developers of mix development projects in KL Sentral. With this initiative, Wirazone is set to boost its current Centralized Chilled Water Plant’s capacity of 7,000 Refridgerent Ton (RT) to 17,000 RT to meet the growing development needs of the KL Sentral district.



The newly secured partnerships form part of Wirazone’s commitment in supporting the growth of Malaysia’s key transportation and business hub. Currently, Wirazone is supplying 7,000 RT chilled water to 4 buildings namely KL Sentral blocks A, B, C and D. With the increased capacity, the Company estimates that it will be able to supply to an additional 5 buildings.


At the signing ceremony, Zainal Abidin Jalil, Chief Executive Officer of Malakoff said, “Today’s signing ceremony is indeed a proud milestone for us as it represents not just an expansion project for the Company but also our commitment to be a part of the growth story of KL Sentral as the key transportation and business hub in the heart of Malaysia’s capital.”



“We are grateful that 348 Sentral Sdn Bhd, Excellent Bonanza Sdn Bhd and NU Sentral Sdn Bhd, the developers of mix development projects in this district, have chosen us as their partner. With our years of experience and capabilities, our partners can be assured of guaranteed and continued supply of chilled water for their development,” he added.



Over the years, Wirazone has consistently catered to the needs of its customers with its continuous availability, reliability and excellent service since its inception in 2001. Keeping pace with technological changes, the Company has also embraced the latest technology, Thermal Energy Storage (TES), in its operation. The TES enhances the property’s Green Building Index as the technology is energy efficient in its delivery to end users. Given Wirazone’s strength in Operation and Maintenance (O&M) optimization coupled with its highly efficient equipments, the Company is confident that it will be able to create more value for its partners in the years to come. Additionally, the Company is also always on the lookout for optimal design strategies to further maximise operational efficiency.


“Wirazone is committed to grow its operation in tandem with the rising demands within KL Sentral. In this regard, we will ensure that our supply remains undisrupted and available at all times in support of the development of this area,” concluded Zainal.



ABOUT WIRAZONE

Wirazone Sdn Bhd (Wirazone) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malakoff Corporation Berhad. Wirazone holds exclusive rights to distribute electricity within the Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) development and transportation hub, while also supplying chilled water distribution within the region.


Wirazone’s distribution strength is underlined with the supply of chilled water to the office towers in the KL Sentral area via its 7,000 refrigerant ton (RT) district cooling system (DCS) plant.


With a robust operation and maintenance team, Wirazone has successfully maintained a no major downtime or interruption in service to its customers within the KL Sentral area since 2001.


For more details on Wirazone, please visit www.wirazone.com.my