Elta Fans has supplied a large number of ventilation units to a lavish, secure and exclusive retreat with a Riviera-style community, situated off the eastern shore of Qatar. A total of 159 units were supplied for consultant Dar Al Handasa development The Pearl-Qatar, a phased, mixed-use development comprising villas, town homes, apartments, penthouses, hotels, marinas, retail outlets and restaurants. The Pearl-Qatar is a multibillion dollar, man-made island developed in an exclusive environment of reclaimed land, covering 400 hectares with 40 kilometers of coastline and 20 kilometers of pristine beaches. It is set to become the 'Riviera Arabia' by offering a lifestyle reminiscent of France and Italy in the heart of the Arabian Gulf.

Elta Fans Ltd and sister company Fastlane Ventilation Equipment Ltd supplied the fans to contractor Power Line Engineering, Qatar, through regional distributor METCO, for use in various public areas. These included several food and beverage outlets in the central plaza and the major north-south boulevard, as well as the smoke management system for the mall area, where a network of smoke extract fans is integrated into an addressed fire alarm system. Both companies worked together to fulfill the order which included HIT, Compact SCP, Powerduct SPD, Multiflow SMB, Skyflow SSMF, Heritage SCHT along with long-cased (LC) and short-cased (SC) Axial fans for the retail and recreational areas, with Fastlane supplying BSB SISW centrifugal, belt-driven units for kitchen extract applications.

Elta's Compact SCP is a durable and weatherproof, slim-profile, plate-mounted axial fan with efficient, lightweight motors offering all round performance and simple speed control.

Powerduct SPD is a range of robust, duct-mounted, square-cased, in-line centrifugal fans offering performance with low noise and suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Multiflow SMB is a range of square-cased, mixed-flow fans with adjustable-pitch, mixed-flow impeller, suited for extract or supply within ductwork.

Skyflow SSMF horizontal-discharge, mixed-flow, roof extract units offer a low-profile design, are UVstabilised, durable and long lasting.

Heritage SCHT range of roof-mounted centrifugal fans are designed to handle clean, grease laden or contaminated air and providing easy access for cleaning.

The SmokeVent SLCS range has been specifically developed for emergency extract systems to operate as part of the main extract system or as a dedicated, emergency clearance system to remove hazardous fire, smoke or fume conditions.

The Pearl is planned to be a unique living and cultural experience that integrates the best of the country\'s past and present and is Qatar's first luxury residential urban development venture that offers international investors freehold title ownership. The project developer is United Development Company (UDC), Qatar\'s largest private sector shareholding company whose founders are among Qatar\'s most successful investors and developers.

Located approximately 20 kilometers north of the downtown central business district of Doha and directly north of West Bay just off the shore of the Arabian Peninsula, it is on the site of a former pearl diving site. When fully developed, the island will house approximately 18,000 beachfront villas, elegant town homes, luxury apartments and exclusive penthouses, which will be home to up to approximately 41,000 residents. Current plans are for at least three 5-star hotels and there will be three marinas with mooring for approximately 1,000 boats. Extensive private and public moorage is planned and the island will have canals, lakes and interior navigable coves. The island will host a yacht club of world-class standing to cater to the international, regional and local yachting community. Approximately 2,000,000m2 of retail, leisure and restaurant space will again be targeted at the top end of the market. Locations have been identified for at least two schools and there will be several kindergarten and day care centers. The island will also have several public parks and accessible open spaces.

Elta Fans is part of the £85 million Elta Group, a family of businesses with operations in six countries on four continents which, together with a network of international distributors, provides quality fans and related air movement equipment to customers worldwide.