Tabreed to provide Yas Waterworld district coolingby CW Staff on Jan 22, 2013
Tabreed (National Central Cooling Company PJSC) has announced that it will be the exclusive provider of district cooling services to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi-based district cooling utility company will supply 2,473 refrigeration tonnes (RT) of cooling to Yas Waterworld’s internal facilities, including its main building, in total serving approximately 11,529 m² of interior space.
Compared to conventional cooling, Tabreed is expected to help Yas Waterworld reduce its energy consumption by approximately four million KwH per year, driving an expected reduction in CO2 emissions of almost 2,000 tonnes per year and a potential cost saving of almost $160,000 (AED 600,000) per year.
Jasim Thabet, Tabreed’s CEO, said: “Yas Waterworld is one of Abu Dhabi’s most exciting new developments and will be a major attraction for tourists and residents alike. We are pleased to be working closely with another of Abu Dhabi’s landmark attractions and to provide them with year round, reliable, and energy efficient cooling solutions.”
“For developments of this kind, district cooling is the ideal solution as it reduces energy consumption, creating significant benefits in terms of lower costs and CO2 emissions. Of particular importance to an attraction of this type is the reliability. Tabreed’s high-tech and industrial cooling units dramatically decrease failure frequency compared to commercial equipment, and therefore provide peace of mind to our client,” Thabet added.
Mike Oswald, general manager at Yas Waterworld, said: “For a waterpark of its size, it was important for Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi to choose a cooling partner that was aligned with our energy-conscious approach. Yas Waterworld incorporates several solutions that are aimed at more energy efficient operations and Tabreed’s proven experience in the UAE made it an ideal choice in this regard.”