Xylem handles the pressure for landmark towers in Malta

Zahra Enterprises Ltd and ECL Consulting


Xylem's innovative products are going to solve water challenges in the Mercury Towers, one of the most iconic buildings in Malta.


The futuristic twisted design of the Mercury Towers in St Julian’s in Malta has an impressive impact on the skyline. Created by Zaha Hadid Architects, it is the tallest building on the island. Phase 1 of the development was opened in November 2023 including a three-level shopping mall, a plaza and a 4-storey underground car park. Phase 2 will include a hotel, an entertainment area (including a kart track and an ice rink), and a residential accommodation, and is due in March 2024.

While certain water infrastructure exists on the former derelict site, there were immediate challenges. Initially the developers required a supply of water during construction. They also needed pumps to fulfil significant wastewater and clean water needs across all project – comprising a 6-floor basement, 34-storey 68,000 m² tower and second 20-storey multi-use space.

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