Qatar Cool observes an upsurge in production
Qatar District Cooling Company also known as Qatar Cool observes an upsurge in the production of tons of refrigeration (TR-HR) over the past twelve months. Qatar Cool has had a staggering growth in the production of district cooling energy since 2013, with all three plants having a combined increase of 12%.
In line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 for sustainable development, West Bay already boasts a comprehensive district cooling system delivered by Qatar Cool. However, the country’s ambitious development programs, particularly the large residential and commercial developments in the West Bay area, have continued to drive demand for district cooling services.
Mr. Hasan Sultan, MEP Manager, MZ and Partners, a leading consultant company in Qatar which has designed many of the towers in West Bay commented, “We would like to congratulate Qatar Cool for starting operations on its 50th tower in the West Bay area with district cooling. MZ and Partners have long been advocates of district cooling and we are delighted that it is increasingly being recognized by governments, developers and end users alike. Not only does it allow them to save on capital and long term operational costs, but they will also see an increase in their buildings’ value by improving the overall appearance and through other factors such as noise reduction and better quality indoor climate. Building floor space savings are also a result with it estimated that an average of 75% of plant space in a building can be saved, not taking into account the space savings related to electric transformer room.”
Qatar Cool is preparing to open its third plant in the West Bay district, to meet the growing demand for district cooling, which will be capable of providing nearly 40,000TR of cooling, to commercial and residential towers in the district. Qatar Cool is already experiencing a rapidly growing waiting list for its services, once the plant becomes operational in 2016.
Qatar Cool has won multiple international awards, including the Best District Cooling System in the World award 2014 from the International District Energy Association (IDEA). It was also recognized by Kahramaa’s ‘Tarsheed’, a national campaign to improve water and energy efficiency, for its energy conservation efforts in industrial buildings in Qatar. Most recently Qatar Cool was recognized and awarded the ‘Best District Cooling Utility Provider of the Year’ and the ‘Marketing Initiative of the Year’ award by the Climate Control awards, held in Dubai.