The Dubai Tower, World’s Tallest Skyscraper

Culligan International Company, a global innovator of high-quality water treatment solutions for business and residential use, announced today that Culligan International (Emirates), its affiliate in Dubai, has been named as the water treatment contractor of choice for the world’s soon-to-be tallest building, the Burj Dubai skyscraper. Also known as the Dubai Tower, the $1 billion venture, which is promoted by Emaar Properties, is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. It is located in the heart of the Downtown Burj Dubai district in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be more than 700 meters (2,296 feet) and more than 160 stories tall.

This flagship construction project attracted competitive bids from all over the world, and Culligan’s Dubai affiliate was selected to provide multimedia filters to supply drinking water to the building as well as chilled water treatment for the tower’s air conditioning system.

“The Dubai Tower is a showcase of the world’s best in class technology. Culligan’s selection is a testament to the value of Culligan’s water expertise and advanced water treatment solutions on a global scale, given the scope of this project and the technology required to bring it to fruition,” said Jim Coleman, Chief Marketing Officer, Culligan International Company.

Innovative Technology Applied to Construction Project

For more than 70 years, Culligan has been recognized as a world-leading provider of water softeners and filtration systems that improve water quality in the home and workplace. The company also makes a significant investment in research and development initiatives that support better, cleaner water. Specifically for the Burj Dubai skyscraper, the Company will provide:

  • 60″ Multimedia Filters – These filters will supply the building’s drinking water, and are custom-designed in 316L stainless steel to ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) standards, by Culligan’s affiliate in Bologna, Italy.
  • Chemical Treatment – Culligan will supply equipment and chemicals to treat the chilled water distribution system used for the building’s air conditioning – a critical function in the UAE where summers can reach up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). Chemical additions will inhibit corrosion, biological growth and scaling typical in a chilled water application.