MENA Geothermal has been awarded a contract to evaluate, repair and complete the design and installation of a geothermal system in one of Jordan’s largest villas.
The company specialises in the design and installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems, and has been tasked with repairing the work of the previous contractor for the project in Dabouq, according to the president and founder of the company.
“Being asked to fix another contractors attempt at installing a geothermal system affirms that MENA Geothermal is the only certified and credible geothermal company in the entire region. It also affirms the importance of high ethical standards and quality engineering practices and experiences,” said Khalid Al Sabawi, who is also the general manager of Union Construction and Investment.
Ted Kantrowitz, vice-president of the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), a Canadian organisation that monitors the quality of geothermal heating and cooling systems, added that quality assurance and industry self-monitoring were major issues that needed to be resolved for geothermal systems to be accepted as mainstream.
“The quality of installation, as well as the quality of design were particular problems for the North American industry over 1975 to 2005, and to some degree (continue to) persist. Quality of work has a huge effect on the customer’s psychology,” he explained.
“In the end, the geothermal decision is like any purchase decision: it requires customers to verify the competence and track record of those they hire and to protect themselves as much as practical. By hiring engineers, dealing with certified companies and insisting on certified systems, customers, insurance companies and even governments can manage risk and cope with any contractor issues, if and when they arise,” he added.
Established in 2008 by its current president, MENA Geothermal offers energy efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective heating and cooling systems to customers in the MENA region.
It has been awarded the Energy Globe Award for its geothermal heating and cooling system at the UCI headquarters building in Ramallah, Palestine.
It recently concluded the installation of the largest geothermal heating and cooling system in the MENA region, a 1.6MW system at the American University of Madaba in Jordan.