National Central Cooling Company, also know as Tabreed, and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, have announced that they have signed a service agreement to operate Masdar’s first district cooling plant.
Under the three-year contract, Tabreed will manage the district cooling plant on behalf of Masdar, providing expertise as well as operations and maintenance services, including regular maintenance of onsite equipment, water pumps and other related services through ongoing monitoring, diagnostic and planned maintenance work.
The Masdar district cooling plant is part of Masdar City’s first phase, slated to provide the first 6,000 refrigeration tons (RT) of the 94,000 RTs planned for the area.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, said: “Selecting the right partner to support for the operations and maintenance of our first district cooling plant was key. The plant is a central part of the smart energy system we are building at Masdar. With their technical capability and successful track record, we trust Tabreed to provide us with the highest level of quality services and expertise to meet our operational efficiency targets.”
Jasim Thabet, Tabreed’s CEO added: “We are delighted to be working with Masdar to support their district cooling and sustainability needs. This agreement... demonstrates the confidence of game-changing energy players such as Masdar in selecting us for long-term partnership arrangements.”
With 72 district cooling plants, Tabreed currently delivers over 1 million RT to key developments in the region including Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and the Jabal Omar Development in the Saudi holy city of Makkah.
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