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Saudi Arabia district cooling sees bright future

The demand for water, power and cooling are the pure result of Saudi Arabia’s rapidly expanding industrial base and population

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The demand for water, power and cooling are the pure result of Saudi Arabia’s rapidly expanding industrial base and population.

This in turn has increased the requirement in the availability of air conditioning systems which in accordance to this requirement is consuming almost 70% of the entire power that is generated or produced in the region.

The upcoming '2nd Annual District Cooling Arabia 2016' event, which is set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between 18-19 October 2016, will address all possible and crucial issues related to District Cooling and will enhance measures that will be implemented to satisfy and meet all major requirements related to cooling in the region.

The district cooling market in Saudi Arabia is considered to be the strongest district cooling market in the region with well over $100 billion awarded towards construction and infrastructural projects.

With over 7 successful years of bringing together regional & government stakeholders, policy and decision makers and leaders from the District Cooling and utility sector across the Middle East, district cooling Arabia has marked a new era in the cooling sector.

Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Mecca are the few major regions in Saudi that have witnessed the highest growth of cooling systems across the country, due to the increase of demand for more energy efficient systems which help in saving electricity and input costs.

Looking at the growth of DC market in Saudi Arabia, it achieved a compound annual growth rate of 22.12% in 2014 and is expected to reach upto 25.97% by 2020. Surprising as it may sound, district cooling consumes 50% lesser power compared to regular window AC's, Split AC's or rooftop chiller AC's. District cooling is considered to be feasible and necessary in Saudi Arabia because the region generally consumes 70-80% of power produced for cooling purposes.

The event will host a line-up of distinguished speaker panel consisting of Fawaz A Alharbi - Head of Master Planning from Jeddah Economic Company, Arif Hussain - National Manager - Larger and Small Tonnage Chillers from Johnson Controls, Dr. Ghazi El Sherif - Environmental Expert Quality Safety and Environmental Department from Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Ammar S Hammad - Director of Vista Automation and Thomas Zirk - Sales director from AuCom MCS GmbH & Co.KG to name a few.

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