By Colin Foreman
District cooling specialist Tabreed takes advantage of Fujairah’s current real estate boom
District cooling specialist Tabreed will supply cool-ing to Fujairah’s tallest tower being developed by the Al Jaber group.
Al Jaber Tower is a 43-storey development that is being built in the emirate’s downtown Sheikh Hamad Street. It will include 270 apartments, commercial shops and showrooms. Mohamed Al Qamzi, Tabreed’s chief operating officer, said: “We are certain that this project will open the doors to more opportunities and developments in the city of Fujairah.”
In addition to this latest contract award, the government of Fujairah has also given the company land on the same street to develop a district cooling scheme that will also serve any new developments on that street.
The tower was designed by Al Diwan Engineering and Consulting.
Obaid Al Jaber, chairman of the Al Jaber Group, said: “The emirate of Fujairah has been witnessing a boom in the real estate and economic development sectors. We are certain that this distinctive tower will help add quality and class to the real estate market in Fujairah.”
District cooling schemes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to air conditioning chillers throughout the UAE and the region.
Tabreed has picked up several similar contracts in recent months, including a contract with Real East Investment Corporation to provide cooling services to the Al Rashidiya Towers, one of the latest major developments in the emirate of Ajman.]
Under the terms of the deal, Tabreed will design and build a new district cooling scheme which will provide chilled water for cooling purposes across the entire development, which encompasses eleven 13-storey buildings.
Tabreed also won the contract to supply cooling systems to the Six Towers development, a major residential and commercial complex in Abu Dhabi.
It comprises two towers owned by Private Buildings Establishment, and four owned by International Capital Trading.