Tabreed starts chilled water supply to Abu Dhabi tower
Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2013
UAE district cooling firm Tabreed said it has started the supply of chilled water to 'The Residences' at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTCAD), delivering over 5,000 refrigeration tons (RT) to the 382-meter tower, the tallest in the capital.
Tabreed is helping the Abu Dhabi project reduce its expected energy consumption by approximately 8 million KwH per year compared to conventional cooling. This will drive an estimated reduction in CO2 emissions of 3,500 tons per year, said a statement from the company.
Commenting on the move, CEO Jasim Husain Thabet said: “We are delighted to contribute to the success of this landmark development that is reshaping our capital’s skyline. In particular, we are pleased to support The Residences at WTCAD’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint that mirror our nation’s ambitious plans for an environmentally friendlier future.”
Thabet pointed out that district cooling was the ideal solution for large scale, high density developments as it consumed approximately half of the energy required compared to conventional cooling, creating significant benefits in terms of energy efficiencies, lower costs and reduced carbon emissions.
"We continue to partner with the region’s leading organizations and are proud our cooling infrastructure underpins the region’s economic development," he noted.
The Residences is part of the WTCAD development, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi. The project occupies 5 hectares of prime city space, and upon full completion will comprise 474 luxurious apartments and penthouses, premium Grade A office space, international restaurants, a world class hotel, a mall and a traditional Arabian souq.
Tabreed currently has 66 plants across the GCC and provides district cooling services to many of the region’s landmark projects, said Thabet.
These include the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, the Pearl – Qatar, Bahrain Financial Harbour, and the Jebal Omar Development Project in Makkah, he added.-TradeArabia News Service