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Regenerative tourism project targets 100% renewables status

ESI Africa Summary An ambitious regenerative tourism project has awarded a contract to a consortium led by ACWA Power to design, build, operate and transfer The Red Sea Project’s utilities infrastructure. The contract marks a significant step forward for The Red Sea Project, establishing it...

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UAE’s Tabreed eyes new deals amid GCC expansion push

The National Summary The National Central Cooling Company, also known as Tabreed, is looking to expand its presence in the Gulf markets, particularly Saudi Arabia, through acquisitions or new projects to boost growth, its chief executive said. Tabreed, listed on the Dubai Financial Market...

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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...

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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...