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Lift on at Barrakka


Sunday, December 16, 2012 by Patrick Cooke

Lift on at Barrakka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Barrakka lift linking Grand Harbour with the centre of Valletta was inaugurated by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi on the 15th December 2012. The lift can carry up to 800 people per hour, with its two cabins carrying up to 21 passengers each. The travel time is about 30 seconds and this makes it one of the fastest lift travels in Malta. Works began on the 58-metre-high concrete structure surrounded by aluminium screen in the second half of last year. The project also includes the refurbishment of the entrance area near Lascaris Wharf. The lift also connects the centre of Valletta with the Three Cities thanks to the new ferry service.
 

The works on the Barrakka Lift Project were carried out by a Joint venture including the Polidano Group, Mekanika Limited and J’s Dimech Combined Industries on a design and build contract with the Engineering designs being carried out by IAS as regards the structural and Camilleri and Cuschieri Consulting Engineers for the MEP services.


Camilleri and Cuschieri Consulting Engineers were responsible for the design and supervision of all of the MEP works associated with the project including the Electrical, Mechanical and Plant for the Lifts as well as for the refurbishment of the Lascaris Ditch. The project includes two of the fastest lifts installed in Malta as well as a special lighting system for the lift tower that changes colour with the wind speed and sea water temperature. All of the other lighting is carried out with high efficiency LED lighting and high tech fluorescent lighting.
 



Posted on Tuesday, 08 January 2013
News:

Camilleri and Cuschieri have been chosen as the MEP Consultants for the New Island Hotels Tourist Complex at Hal Ferh, Ghajn Tuffieha - C&C Consulting Engineers have completed in the name of their Clients, Bank of Valletta Limited, the first part of a larger project of installing Photovoltaic Panels  - 

C&C Engineers win a Green Award for their MEP design Of Golden Sands Resort and Spa - Camilleri and Cuschieri win Tender for Design of PV Systems and Intelligent lighting systems for the Private Schools Association - 

Professor Joseph Mifsud, Ing. Carmel Cuschieri of Camilleri and Cuschieri Consulting Engineers and Hoter Ltd were the proud winners of the 11th edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) 2012 - 

Camilleri and Cuschieri Consulting Engineers were responsible for the design and supervision of all of the MEP works associated with the project including the Electrical, Mechanical and Plant for the Lifts as well as for the refurbishment of the Lascaris Ditch.  - 

This was not just another project done by C&C as designing services for radio and television studios is a rare and unique opportunity especially when this is done for the number one radio and TV station on the Island.  - 

The first 2013 activity for Camilleri and Cuschieri staff was held on the 2nd February. We went to the Badger raceway to challenge each other in a Badger Karting race. - 

The University inaugurated an €8 million state-of-the-art IT Services building, Rector Juanito Camilleri – an IT expert and a prime campaigner for added funds for the University – said this investment would not have materialised if EU funds had not been made available by the Government. - 

The new state-of-the-art building of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology was made possible through European Regional Development Fund and Government of Malta funding, amounting to around €17 million. The aim behind the building is to provide the University of Malta with a Faculty of ICT geared for excellent grade education and for interacting with national and international ICT players, on both academic and industrial levels, and from both research and collaborative perspectives. - 

And here we go… it is time for another activity… - The University of Malta have just completed the refurbishment of the lighting and HVAC systems of the library. With the new extended opening hours these systems play a very important part in the overall building efficiency and hence its running costs. C & C were tasked with this refurbishment and the objective was to optimise the design to reduce running costs.  - 

Summer is here and also the first heat wave so we decided to have an indoor activity this time to stay in an air-conditioned environment.  - Earlier during the year, the air conditioning strategy of the property was reviewed and decision had been reached to replace the aging R22 chillers. A number of options using VRF units, Chillers, DX units or a combination of systems were being considered.  - 

The new building for the University's Faculty of ICT was recently inaugurated - December is here and everyone starts feeling the festive fever coming. - 

The University of Malta have just completed the refurbishment of the air conditioning installation for the Faulty of Engineering.  - Visit to MP3-Italia stand at the Mostra Convegno EXPOCOMFORT 2014 in Milan - 

The University of Malta has just opened its new Home Economics Lab at the Junior College campus. C & C were entrusted with the holistic design of the lab including both the MEP installations as well as furniture and appliances. The overall layout was jointly established with the Home Economics Department at the Junior College as well as the UOM Estates and Works Department. - 

Over the summer period, Radisson BLU St Julian's embarked on a project to change their aging R22 water cooled chillers to R410 air cooled heat pumps.  -