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McQuay International wins “Freedom Tower” contract

Posted by Stephen on June 30, 2008

WTC Complex set for 2012McQuay International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., with a plant in Verona, Virginia, has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $15 million to supply air conditioning equipment for the new Freedom Tower building (1 World Trade Center) in New York City. 

Currently under construction on the site of the World Trade Center that was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 105 -story Freedom Tower will be 1,776 feet (541 meters) tall.  Scheduled for completion in 2012, the Freedom Tower is the tallest of the buildings that will form the new World Trade Center complex.

Bringing Shades of Green…

The air conditioning system will consist of custom-designed air-conditioning units to meet the specified requirements of the project, including HFC-410A refrigerant with no ozone depletion potential or phase-out date, and low operating sound levels. 

The high efficiency, floor located, self-contained units are ideal for high-rise projects because they eliminate the need for large equipment rooms and chilled-water piping systems and can be operated individually floor-by-floor.  Units will be manufactured at McQuay’s plant in Faribault, Minn.
“The contract is the culmination of a two-year effort of innovation, teamwork and dedication.  McQuay is proud to be associated with one of the most important buildings of the early 21st century,” said Eric Roberts, chief operating officer, McQuay Americas.

Tishman Construction Corporation, New York City, the Construction Manager, received approval to award the contract to McQuay.  The Freedom Tower is being developed by One World Trade Center, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B), New York City, is the MEP engineering consultant on the project.

For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 1-800-432-1342 or visit


One Response to “McQuay International wins “Freedom Tower” contract”

  1. Sumant Reddy said

    McQuay seems to be doing great now. They also won a mega contract in Iran.

    A local contractor in Tehran won the bid to supply HVAC equipment with McQuay Chillers, Air Handling Units, Control systems and associated components for one of the phases of the South Pars Oil Project in Iran. The units are to be built to high end specifications, to meet the harsh operating conditions in this region. Total contract value is in excess of USD 4 million. This order would pave the way for subsequent phases down the line, which are part of the major development of the South Pars oil fields.

    The contract was won amid tight competition with local and regional manufacturers.

    However, Industry sources are wary on how McQuay can supply their equipment to Iran, considering the sanctions in place.

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