Airport expansion aims to serve more than 30 million passengers a year
Dubai, UAE, 10th June 2013: Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI), the global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, today announced that its joint venture in Saudi Arabia, Al Salem Johnson Controls (ASJC), has been selected to provide Integrated Security Systems including, Security Access Control Systems and Video Surveillance Systems for Jeddah's new KAIA (King Abdulaziz International Airport) Development Project – Phase 1. The contract was signed with ICAD (Innovative Contractors for Advanced Dimensions) during the Airports Security International Conference and Exhibition in Jeddah on May 28.
Following the signing ceremony, Eng. Basil Abdulaziz, vice president and general manager of KSA and Lebanon offices of Al Salem Johnson Controls said, “The airport expansion will one day serve more than 30 million passengers a year and our systems will help to keep them safe.”
Al Salem Johnson Controls is the subcontractor responsible for delivering systems, including the design, installation, testing and commissioning, integration, hand-over, warranty and maintenance. ASJC building security services and other safety solutions can help companies achieve safe environments that protect people and secure assets. ASJC designs and implements advanced security systems to simplify and improve operations and make protection more cost effective.
Mohammed Saleh Bin Laden, vice president of ICAD said: “KAIA is destined to become one of the most modern airports in the world and when the development project is completed it will be enhanced with state-of-the-art facilities including the most technologically advanced security systems.”
Johnson Controls was also represented during the signing by Magdy Mekky, vice president and managing director Middle East, Dr. Mohannad Al Shaikh, director of operations and administrations and William Thomas, project director.
“Johnson Controls capabilities and structure are uniquely aligned to cater to the ambitious growth plans of the Kingdom,” said Magdy Mekky. “Saudi Arabia represents a vital market and investment focus for Johnson Controls and we have ensured that our globally renowned expertise is available locally through ASJC.”
Established in 1991 as a joint venture between Al Salem group of companies and Johnson Controls Inc., ASJC is positioned as a pioneer in providing its customers with integrated solutions that incorporate HVAC equipment, fire and security systems, building management systems and controls that increase energy efficiency.
The ICAD team is a group of engineers, technicians, specialist installers and project managers. ICAD's core expertise is to understand complex electronic and mechanical systems and implement these systems successfully as part of large construction projects.