The new hub for Port Moresby

Star Mountain Plaza is a landmark project for Papua New Guinea. Once the project is completed, it will be the country’s first fully integrated commercial development, delivering not only a world class hotel but also commercial and residential assets with a culturally unique flavour.

In November 2014, an agreement between Star Mountain Plaza and the Government of Papua New Guinea was reached with the expectation that Star Mountain Plaza would provide essential facilities to support the Government’s role in hosting the APEC 2018.

The project is to be constructed over three stages, and once completed will be a place for both locals and international tourists to work, stay, shop, dine and relax.

Stage one sees the construction off the 4,000sqm multi-level convention centre, performing arts centre and the Hilton Hotel. The five-star Hilton Hotel will have 212 rooms, complete with four restaurants, two bars, an outdoor pool and event spaces.

Stage two will see the new retail areas and residential towers completed with the residential tower having 160 apartments. The third and final stage the 150 room hotel, as well as the additional retail, commercial and office space.

The Shapeair team had the experience to be able to work through not only the logistical coordination requitements for a project in this location and size, but the production coordination and technical requirements also. Throughout the project a combination of products have been provided by Shapeair including removable core bar grilles, jet nozzles, swirl diffusers, flangeless linear slot diffusers and a range of volume control dampers name a few.

Motorised Volume Control Dampers

Critical aspects of the design brief, and the complexity of the project, the project has been designed to run not only efficiently but also economically. The volume control dampers selected and supplied have been constructed from high quality aluminium extrusions and incorporate a unique blade tip seal to ensure positive locking and very low leakage when closed. The features of the damper exceeded the project requirements, ensuring that the not only will the project run efficiently but economically as well.

Shapeair’s Volume Control Dampers Motorised Low Leakage provided throughout Star Mountain Plaza

Linear Slot Diffusers Flangeless

It is important to consider with flangeless grilles and diffusers, the installation method and end result. Working closely with the mechanical contractor allowed us to provide a solution that allowed the installation process for the linear slot to be seamless.