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Tabreed to expand district cooling services in GCC

by Baset Asaba on Feb 12, 2017

The chief executive officer of National Central Cooling Company, Tabreed, is expecting a surge in demand for cooling services as new construction projects in the region take shape.

With an existing capacity of 1 million refrigeration tonnes (RT) at its seventy two plants spread across the GCC, the district cooling company is now looking to add more capacity.

Tabreed, listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) working on new projects in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia that will add another 60,000 RT over the next two years.

“The first phase of King Khalid International Airport district cooling project in Riyadh is expected to be completed in the third quarter and the construction of a new district cooling plant in Doha will be completed in the first half of this year,” Jasim HusainThabet said in an interview with Gulf News.

“We are working on several opportunities in the region and are optimistic about our growth. We are trying to expand our operations with new connections and projects which we will announce once we get closer to the signing,” he said.

The company owns 63 district cooling plants in the UAE, three in Qatar, two each in Saudi Arabia and Oman and one in Bahrain. The UAE has the largest number which are spread across the country in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and other emirates.


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