Qatar Cool and QIMC pen agreement for 3,650TR

Qatar Cool and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company have signed a district cooling service agreement to provide 3,650 tonnes of refrigeration, to cover 120,000m² of tower space

Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Al Ansari and Yasser Salah Al-Jaidah at the signing ceremony. [Image courtesy of <i>The Peninsula</i>]
Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Al Ansari and Yasser Salah Al-Jaidah at the signing ceremony. [Image courtesy of <i>The Peninsula</i>]

Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool), and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC), have signed a district cooling service agreement.

The agreement includes the provision of district cooling services with a capacity of 3,650 tonnes of refrigeration (TR), to cover 120,000m² of tower space, The Peninsula reported.

The deal also covers regular maintenance to onsite equipment, water pumps, and other related services.

Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Al Ansari, chief executive officer of QIMC, commented at: “We made an informed decision to opt for district cooling for our new tower in West Bay based on the various benefits it offers over conventional cooling methods.

“District cooling not only helps us reduce construction and maintenance costs, but also serves the environment by reducing the energy required to cool our tower by 40-45 percent thus reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere – that, in turn, supports the environmental pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Yasser Salah Al-Jaidah, CEO of Qatar Cool, highlighted the benefits of district cooling, and expressed his appreciation to partner with QIMC.

“District cooling offers tower owners and developers a variety of benefits in the long run; reduced construction and maintenance costs, and more leasable space are principal among them,” he said. “We pride ourselves on our ability to offer such economical and environmentally-friendly cooling service to our partners in Qatar."

Al Jaidah then shared some statistics to illustrate the environmental benefit of his company’s district cooling operations, showing that the cooling energy used over the past six years saved over one billion kilowatts of electricity.

This translates into a reduction of over 600-million kilograms of CO2 from the atmosphere, “equivalent to the environmental effect of removing 120 thousand cars off the roads,” Al Jaidah added.
 

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