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Handover of iku®windows facade for project in Kuwait 

"Al Jawhara Tower" is shining now 

    Newsletter 03/09

“Al Jawhara” standing for “Jewel”, now is perfectly shining always with iku®windows – self-cleaning facade systems, just at the touch of a button.

The cooperation of all companies involved has been expanded now in a further cooperation agreement on the occasion of the visit of the president of the Republic of Austria, Heinz Fischer, in Kuwait and Qatar, where an economic forum took place.

The Austrian company iku® intelligente Fenstersysteme AG, specialist for self-cleaning façade systems, recently finalized its prestigious project in Kuwait city.

The Al Jawhara Tower, with a height of 135 m and 32 floors, has been equipped completely with the iku®windows Unitized façade. All in all 8000 m2 aluminium glass façade, totally 2000 Unitzed façade panels, have been fabricated and installed on site.

Clear arguments for iku®windows in comparison with traditional cleaning methods

There are many advantages of iku®windows system for the building owner compared to traditional BMU systems: The cleaning of the whole façade, e.g. the Al Jawhara Tower, could take several months, depending on the weather conditions. Only seven hours will be needed to clean the whole façade with iku®windows façade systems with integrated self cleaning mechanism.


An investment which pays off additional                           The investment for a traditional system is about € 200.000,- in this case. For the solution with iku®windows the investment is around € 300.000,-. Given the building is cleaned 12 times a year, which is a must in the countries of the golf region with its hot, humid and sandy air, the amortisation of the additional investment is reached already after 1.9 years. From this time on the owner makes a profit. Some owners are performing cleaning cycles once a week, as the use of the system is very simple – at the touch of a button. The running cost for one cleaning cycle is very low - only about € 10,- in the case of Al Jawhara Tower. And there are no additional costs for cleaning personnel. This way the running costs for a building can be reduced significantly. Not to forget the permanently rising personnel and maintenance costs for traditional BMU systems, which are important factors within the running costs.

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