Healthcare City contract awarded

Trans Gulf Electro-Mechanical wins 25,000TR district cooling contract for Dubai Healthcare City

Trans Gulf Electro-Mechanical has won the contract to provide district cooling services to Dubai Healthcare City.

The firm will install district cooling plant with a capacity of around 25,000TR under a US $60 million (AED220 million) contract. Work began on site on 3 September and is scheduled to complete within 12 months. The contract was awarded by government-owned district cooling provider Empower. Three firms were initially shortlisted for the scheme. Trans Gulf's scope of work under the contract includes the complete civil and MEP works including the construction of the district cooling plant building.

MEP works comprise the provision of all process plant for the generation and pumping of chilled water; all electrical works including high, medium and low voltage switchgear including transformers and generators; plus all plumbing, drainage and fire protection for the plant building. Chillers are being free issued by Empower. MEP process consultant on the project is American firm Ellerbe Becket. Tebodin is the building services consultant.

The contract is the fourth major district cooling scheme Trans-Gulf has undertaken. It is currently installing the DCP3 scheme at Burj Dubai. Three firms were initially shortlisted for the scheme which is a joint venture between DEWA and Tecom.

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