The Malta National Library is the main source of Maltese writings and literature, and places the written heritage of Malta at the disposal of researchers and the general public. One of the roles of the Malta National Library is to acquire, catalogue and preserve manuscripts and printed books, as well as periodicals and journals issued in Malta. Alberta has been commissioned to provide a comprehensive fire detection and suppression system.

This project included the installation of new fire doors wherever necessary. The doors were designed to provide two hours of resistance to the spreading of fire. Many of these doors have been designed to close automatically as soon as smoke is detected anywhere within the building. Two-hour, fire rated windows were also installed. These were designed to keep fires originating from external sources, out of the building. Other windows allow a degree of natural ventilation but are designed to close automatically in order to contain the extinguishing gas inside the respective compartment.

Furthermore, a detection and alarm system consisting of point type smoke detectors was designed to cover all parts of the building. Halls containing books of particularly high value or books that were deemed irreplaceable were identified and given special attention. Such halls have been protected using a very early type of detection. These systems have been designed to raise the alarm within the library and to call the fire brigade automatically.

The project including the installation of CCTVs in the reading room and several other sensitive areas of the building, in order to enhance the security of the library by reducing the possibility of theft and mishandling of library material.

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Project Background: The Multi Material Recovery Facility (MMRF), operated by Wasteserv Malta Ltd., is a state-of-the-art waste management facility located in Ħal Far, Malta. As a key component of Malta’s waste management infrastructure, the MMRF plays a vital role in the sustainable management of waste and the promotion of a circular economy. Alberta has been … Continued

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Intelligent Traffic Management System

Alberta in conjunction with DMV, a world leader in this segment, has been entrusted with the installation of a nation-wide Variable Message Signs system in Malta.  The signs are part of the Intelligent Traffic Management Systems project. All signs will be controlled through a Traffic Control Centre in real time enabling Transport Malta to relay real-time … Continued

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Casino Malta has entrusted Alberta with the installation of more than 100 Avigilon HD cameras ranging from fixed cameras to Pan Tilt Zoom cameras.  These monitor different casino areas such as; gaming tables, slot machines, the cashier cage, the vault, the soft count room and main doors. All cameras run at real-time and all the … Continued

The Maltese Consulate in Algiers

Alberta is proud to have carried out the Construction works at the Maltese Consulate in Algiers as a turnkey contract. Alberta was appointed to carry out the demolishing, excavation, construction and finishing of the complete consulate building including supply and laying of tiles, bathrooms and sanitary ware, plastering and painting, and all finishes including furniture. … Continued


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