Local MEP co enters alliance with Turk solar group

IMEC enters into exclusive alliance with a major Turkish manufacturer

Ayfer Ozdemir and Aslan Al Barazi shake hands on the deal.
Ayfer Ozdemir and Aslan Al Barazi shake hands on the deal.

IMEC Electro Mechanical Engineering of Sharjah has entered into an exclusive alliance with a major Turkish manufacturer to distribute integrated solar water heating systems in the UAE and Qatar.

Such integrated systems represent a new opportunity for the MEP market in the region, says IMEC executive director Aslan Al Barazi. “Integrated solar water heating solutions are fundamental to the region. This is still a new area of technical knowledge and experience in terms of the MEP market in the UAE.

"Hence the local knowledge and experience of the market are still in the early growth stage,” says Al Barazi. The current local trend is for designers and contractors to hand the complete solar design scope and supply to one specialist manufacturer or company.

"Large-capacity solar water heating units such as offered by the Baymak-BDR Thermea group are ideal for central solar system design, such as a relatively small solar district water heating/plant room or central solar water heating on top of a tall building, where space is limited or is at a premium in terms of cost," says Al Barazi.

The Baymak-BDR Thermea Group is one of the few solar water heating companies globally offering integrated solutions that include complete solar system design with auxiliary boilers, says Al Barazi. All the components of the system, including solar panels and boilers, are manufactured by the company itself.

In terms of the alliance, IMEC will distribute solar water heaters and boilers of the Baymak-BDR Thermea group in the UAE and Qatar exclusively.

“Products will be imported from Turkey and fully assembled in the UAE by IMEC under the supervision of Baymak. IMEC will have a specialised plumbing sales and operation division to cater for the new products,” says Al Barazi.

“We are happy to enter into this alliance with IMEC, and feel we have found the right company for long-term co-operation,” says Baymak-BDR Thermea Group export manager.

Baymak is part of the newly-formed BDR Group (Baxi and De Dietriche Remeha), and is the largest manufacturer of water-heating equipment in Turkey. BDR Thermea is one of the largest global heating groups. Baymak's hi-tech manufacturing facility uses laser cutting and welding to ensure accuracy, quality and flexibility of design.

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