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Hyder completes Doha DC plant EPC design

Project with 40,000 RT total could achieve LEED Silver certification

The district cooling plant is intended to serve the West Bay area of Doha.
The district cooling plant is intended to serve the West Bay area of Doha.

Hyder Consulting has announced its completion of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) design of Qatar Cool's third district cooling plant in Doha.

The plant is being built to supply district cooling to residential and commercial buildings in the West Bay area of the city, a statement from the company said.

Offering 35,000 refrigeration (RT) tonnes of mechanical cooling, the plant will also feature a thermal energy storage (TES) tank, offering an additional 5,000 RT.

It will be the first plant in Qatar to use treated sewerage effluent (TSE) for make-up water, reducing reliance on potable water which satisfies the environmental requirements of the Qatari water and electricity authority Kahramaa.

The plant aims to become the first district cooling plant in Qatar to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, having been designed to LEED Silver standard.

Paulo Silva, business director of property at Hyder Consulting, said: “As Qatar’s population and economy continue to expand, so too does its need for reliable and efficient energy distribution. District cooling is therefore one of the key technologies for Qatar’s future, and a central pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

“Hyder is proud to play such an active role in the development of this vital technological drive, which will bring tangible benefit to the citizens of Doha. The designs incorporate unique energy-efficient features, allowing for more sustainable, long-term growth,” he added.

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