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MEP Engineered S01E08: How Abu Dhabi's Yas Island is cooled

MEP Middle East Summary In a Tabreed-organised site visit at Yas Island, MEP Middle East witnessed the eight cooling towers in action, servicing the entire Yas Island. The Tabreed plant located at Yas Island West entrance provides cooling to Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Water...


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U.S. Chiller Services Awarded 3 District Cooling Plants at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Ruwais City

U.S. Chiller Services Summary UAE – March 7, 2019 – U.S Chiller services (USCS), a member of the International District Energy Association, has been contracted to provide the comprehensive operation and maintenance of 3 district cooling plants for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. USCS...


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MEP Engineered S01E03: District Cooling in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

MEP Middle East Summary District cooling is one of the nine strategic pillars in Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s Demand Side Management strategy, towards achieving 30% power savings in the emirate by 2030. With government initiatives like this, there appears to be a greater opportunity for...


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Tabreed's 2018 full year net profit surges 7pc

TradeArabia Summary UAE-based National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has reported a net profit of Dh427.6 million ($116.4 million) for the full year 2018, up 7 per cent over Dh400.1 million ($108.9 million) the previous year, adding 39,061 Refrigeration Tonnes (RTs) of new connections...


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Tabreed launches knowledge development programme

Trade Arabia Summary UAE-based National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has announced the launch of its Ethra’a initiative, a first-of-its-kind knowledge programme to help develop human capital and prepare the district energy sector’s future leaders. Ethra’a (enrichment in Arabic) aims...


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Abu Dhabi's Utility Absorbed Into New Energy Department

Baset Asaba, Middle East Utilities Summary The new Energy Department will be responsible for strategic plans for the entire energy sector in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi has folded utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) into the emirate’s newly established department of energy...


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Empower takes part in WFES 2019

Press Release, Zawya Summary Empower will review its major achievements in the field of energy, as well as its outstanding projects in district cooling. Ahmad Bin Shafar : “ Empower has an exceptional experience in district cooling, as it is a global leader in this sector, and is...


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IRENA highlighting geothermal's role for food security and heating & cooling

Alexander Richter, Think GeoEnergy Summary H.E. Olafur R. Grimsson at the GGA, IRENA meeting, Jan. 2019 (Photo: IRENA) During the 9th General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a side event by the Global Geothermal Alliance provided a great opportunity to share...


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Dubai's district cooling sector to be regulated for disputes, licensing by 2018 end

MEP Middle East Summary Faisal Rashid, director, Demand Side Management, Supreme Council of Energy, spoke to MEP Middle East on Demand Side Management's role for the district cooling sector. Regulations for the district cooling sector will be in place by the end of 2018, said Faisal Rashid...


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MEP Awards 2018: BuroHappold wins sustainable project award

MEP Middle East Summary BuroHappold Engineering won the 2018 Sustainable Project of the Year award for Louvre Abu Dhabi. Gavin Loy, associate director, BuroHappold Engineering, said: “I am very honoured to accept the award on behalf of Burohappold. We played a small part in the overall scale...