Utilities Middle East
National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based international cooling provider, has entered into a 30 year concession for a contracted cooling capacity of 20,000 refrigeration tons (RTs) with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) to build, own, operate and transfer India’s first district cooling system in Amaravati – the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. This will be Tabreed’s first plant outside its GCC market.
Tabreed’s district cooling system is part of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh’s vision for Amaravati to create jobs and homes along with a world-class infrastructure, a green city, and efficient resource management.
In addition and in line with the ambitious plans for this greenfield capital city of Andhra Pradesh to be amongst the most sustainable cities in the world, Tabreed’s system will meet cooling requirements for the State’s Assembly, High Court, Secretariat and other government buildings that are currently under construction, for which cooling services will commence from early 2021.
“As our first district cooling project in India, this signals a significant step for Tabreed to penetrate one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing markets. We see this as an opportunity to establish an initial presence which will be the foundation for further growth in the future," said Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman.