Qatar Cool Commences Operation in the Qatar Railway Project
The corporation between Qatar Rail and Qatar Cool commenced in 2015, the contract comprised of the provision of district cooling to seven of the stations spanning from the Pearl to West Bay (Legtaifiya, Katara, Al Qassar, Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, West Bay, Corniche and Al Bidda stations).
Yasser Al Jaidah, Chief Executive Officer Comments on the occasion “Qatar Cool’s foremost emphasis is on providing a sustainable energy solution to the country to uphold the future infrastructure, the implementation of district cooling to such projects as the railway network solidifies our commitment to the environment and the society”.
Al Jaidah continues, “District cooling is often misrepresented or misunderstood, it is observed from a fiscal aspect where the real emphasis needs to be on the return on investment. Qatar has an ambition growth plan that surrounds the Qatar National Vision 2030. To achieve the best possible outcomes and ensure longevity of the new developments, alternative advanced technologies need to be applied, like district cooling.”
Sustainability is on the rise in Qatar, new and old projects alike are making radical needed changes to safeguard the fortification and sustainability of the country. Qatar Cool aims to continue to be a part of this change, and foresees a positive future.
Commenting on the cooperation, Qatar Rail’s Managing Director and CEO, Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie, said: “Qatar Rail has always sought to work with the local suppliers and partners on every aspect of each of its projects to achieve the implementation of a sustainable railway network. Having our future Doha Metro passengers in mind, it is evident that their needs remain at the forefront of all our decisions whether related to stations design and facilities, or any technical and functional elements that would secure their ultimate comfort throughout their metro experience”. He added: “We have the pleasure to cooperate with Qatar Cool to provide 7 stations on the project with a district cooling system that won’t only withstand the hot weather during summer peak times in Doha, but also contribute to protecting the environment by increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental emissions, saving electricity, and evidently benefitting from a much more cost-efficient cooling service”.