Honeywell bags RM54.6m project for PNB118 Tower

By IZZAT RATNA / Pic By AFIF ABD HALIM

Honeywell Building Solutions Inc, part of Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, has been awarded a US$14 million (RM54.6 million) contract yesterday to supply smart technologies for Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s 118 (PNB118) Tower.

The deal is for the deployment of security and building management systems for the upcoming multi-year project.

“We are excited by the opportunity to support PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd on this mega project,” Honeywell Asean president Briand Greer (picture) said in a statement yesterday.

“We have a track record of providing connected building solutions to more than 10 million buildings around the world.

“In Asia, we are committed to bringing together knowledge, people and technology that turn buildings into smarter and productive assets,” he said.

The company’s soon-to-be fully integrated solutions for the iconic development is expected to play a critical role in ensuring comfort, safety and security of the 118-storey building, which is deemed to be Malaysia’s tallest building upon completion.

Commencing in late 2017 and slated for completion by 2021 — the project includes the installation, testing and commissioning of Honeywell’s connected buildings systems.

These technologies include: Honeywell’s ComfortPoint Open Building Management System, Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator R500, Digital Video Manager R620 and Temaline access control system.

As such, Honeywell’s solutions are aimed to provide operational intelligence for better decision-making, improve real-time response, reduce risk and life cycle costs, as well as to optimi s e overall building performance.

The iconic landmark located within the Warisan Merdeka development is set to become the fifth-tallest building in the world upon completion in 2021.

PNB118 is owned by PNB Merdeka Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of PNB, with Turner International Sdn Bhd as the project manager for the mixed-use development.

The development has an estimated gross development value of RM6 billion. The major construction contract for the project was awarded to a joint venture between UEM Group Bhd and South Korea’s Samsung Construction and Trading Corp in 2016.

With expertise in landmark projects globally such as the Lotte Tower (Korea) and Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), Honeywell supports the integration of a wide range of technologies to help customers take a holistic approach to the management of the systems, which in turn help building operators make better informed business decisions.

The project highlights Honeywell’s in-depth knowledge in connecting building spaces through technology.

Honeywell has been present in Malaysia for more than four decades, where it has established its regional headquarters and is supporting the connected building industry in the country.