The Miko Air-Purifier Machine has arrived at the heart of the Ireland’s capital.
Dublin city’s MikoAir and Rabbit Air-Conditioning Co-operative have signed a deal to create the world’s first commercially-available, fully-electric air-control system to be rolled out across Dublin.
The deal follows a major overhaul of the city’s air-conditions system in recent years, with the majority of Dublin’s businesses, hospitals and leisure centres now installing air-con units in order to cut carbon emissions.
The company, which was founded in 2012 and has a workforce of almost 300 people, will install about 15,000 air-cons in the city, with about 100 of them already in operation.
In a press release, the two companies announced they would soon begin installing more than 10,000 of the machines, which are capable of keeping air quality at an average of 80 per cent.
The move follows a series of announcements from the two firms in recent months.
Dubai-based RabbitAir was given a £1.6 billion bailout by the UK government in the summer of 2017 to boost the company’s stock market value by as much as £500 million.
RabbitAir is also in talks to extend its operating licence to operate in the UK, where the company is based.
The Dublin city-based company is also working on a major expansion of its power plant, which it says will become a key part of the City of Dublin.
Dubu-based Miko, founded in 2007, is one of the most highly-regarded air-cooled manufacturers in the world, and is the latest company to sign a deal with RabbitAir.
The company employs more than 1,000 people in Dublin, with more than 4,000 at its main plant.
Miko has been developing a range of commercial air-controlled products for more than two decades, with its first product being the Air-Cooled Purifier, which allows people to purify water and air.
The new air-cleaner machines will replace the Rabbit Air Purifier machines which were installed at Dublin city hall last year.
Dubuidore Mayor Niall Ó Muilleoir said he was delighted to see the two new companies sign an agreement, and said the new machines would make Dublin the most electric city in the country.
“This is a great step forward in bringing the world of electric mobility into our city, and the Miko system will be the most environmentally-friendly of its kind,” he said.
“It will help to bring our city’s energy efficiency up to the level of Paris, Madrid and London, which use the most efficient air-supply systems in the European Union.”
“We have been working for many years on the new electric system that we have been developing and are very excited about the prospects for it.”
Miko Air Co-op director of operations, Paul Blyth, said the MicoAir will be one of Dublin City’s first fully-electrified machines in operation and will be capable of providing a much-needed boost to the citys air-pollution problem.
“Dublin has the highest air quality in the EU, and we know the importance of reducing the city-wide pollution,” he added.
“We believe that the Misa Air-Control system will help us achieve our goal to reduce our air quality by 80 per per cent by 2020, and reduce pollution by up to 25 per cent compared to our existing air-containment system.”