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How cities can stay cool on a warming Earth

George Sarraf, Christopher Decker, and Jad Moussalli, Strategy + Business Summary Air conditioning, a necessity of modern life, is unique because it perpetuates the very problem it solves. As the planet warms and as it prospers, more people demand air conditioning. Traditional systems consume...


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French-firm Engie appoints new CEO for Saudi Market

MEP Middle East Summary Turki Al Shehri will lead Engie's efforts to grow its presence in the Kingdom and bolster its portfolio of investments. Engie has appointed Turki Al Shehri to be its new chief executive officer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Al Shehri will lead Engie's...

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K.A.CARE Releases Renewable Energy Technology Localization Projects

Press Release, K.A.CARE Summary The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) is calling for qualified companies to propose projects that will unlock the potential of renewable energy to address key sources of energy demand in the Kingdom. Bidders will be called upon to...


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Value of HVAC R solutions in Saudi Arabia to reach $6.36b by 2022

Samar Yahya, Saudi Gazette Summary RIYADH — The industry for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC R) solutions in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach a value of up to $6.36 billion by 2022. The total HVACR market in Saudi Arabia represents close to 2% of the global...


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YORK provides education sector with efficient, sustainable cooling solutions

Saudi Gazette Summary The CEO of Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) Mohanad Al Shaikh said “we strive to offer sustainable and efficient solutions to Saudi universities, which have significantly reduced energy and water consumption, especially during peak time” as the consumption of energy is...


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Third Expansion of Holy Haram Makkah District Energy Chiller Plants in Shamiya and Ajyad

Summary Provide details on the chillers and their performances in fixed and variable speed with water-cooled and air-cooled radiator systems. The project started in 1993. The long term plan was to expand Makkah Haram to hold over 1.6 million visitors. In 2009 Yok Titan multi-stage centrifugal...

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Saudization: Empowering Nationals in the District Cooling Industry, Advantages Vs. Challenges

Summary ‘District Cooling’, a cooling concept most efficient yet remains to this day unfamiliar field to the Saudi nationals is all set to change. District cooling in KSA has been taking big steps to be an attractive field to the nationals especially the young engineers. Having taken the...

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Study investigates Solar District Cooling Potential for Saudi Arabia

Susan Kraemer, SolarPACES Summary Photo: Guiseppe Franchini and Antonio Perdichizzi Instead of running air conditioners on fossil-fueled electricity, University of Bergamo researchers Guiseppe Franchini and Antonio Perdichizzi propose an alternative cooling technology; using a thermal form...


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Tabreed’s H1 2018 Net Profit Increases 10 Percent to Dh211.9 Million

Press Release, Albawaba Business National Central Cooling Company, the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2018. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and deliver...


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Saudi Arabia's district cooling market is booming, says SNC-Lavalin

Oscar Rousseau, ContructionWeekOnline.com Summary Saudi Arabia's district cooling market is set to surge despite a slowdown elsewhere, SNC-Lavalin's senior vice president of infrastructure in the Middle East, Mohamed Youssef, said. Two months after SNC-Lavalin signed a $42m (SAR160m) ...