VANTAA, Finland — Marioff today announced Germany’s tallest residential building, located in Frankfurt am Main’s Europaviertel district, is now protected by its HI-FOG ® water mist fire protection system.
A new high-rise is being built in Berlin near the famous Tiergarten. The 32-story Zoofenster will be the tallest in western Berlin. The building will house luxury suites, office space and a 5-star luxury hotel with conference facilities. The building will be protected with Marioff’s HI-FOG water mist fire protection system. Marioff is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
SOUTHAMPTON, UK: The 15th century Tudor House Museum is undergoing extensive refurbishment to turn it into a magnificent attraction for locals and tourist alike. The ongoing work includes repairs and improvements, as well as a new café and venues for special events. HI-FOG® has been selected to provide modern fire protection for this historical monument.
* Major projects in Paris and Madrid incorporate active measure to limit the impact of tunnel fires There is a growing trend among road tunnel operators to incorporate active fire safety measures in their constructions, instead of relying on traditional passive measures, according to water mist fire protection specialist Marioff. The company has seen a tenfold increase in serious enquiries over the past two years, and the fact that major new projects such as the A86 in Paris and the M30 project in Madrid have already adopted its active measures is a clear sign that attitudes are changing.
• Is the first large active protection system against tunnel fires to be marketed in Europe. In terms of structure, it is also the largest on which work has started. The first section of the A86 West tunnel, the missing link in the Paris 'super-ring road', is to be opened in October 2007. Built, financed and operated by Cofiroute, this 10 km tunnel linking Rueil-Malmaison and Versailles will revolutionise traffic flow in the West Paris region. With a particularly innovative design, made up of two superimposed road levels, one in each direction, and reserved for light vehicles, this tunnel will be equipped with the latest safety devices, exceeding the requirements of the new regulations concerning safety in tunnels.