Tabreed Bahrain signs cool deal

Bahrain District Cooling Company is set to provide 30,000 tonnes of refrigeration to the Bahrain Financial Harbour site

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By  Conrad Egbert Published  July 22, 2006

UAE-based Tabreed subsidiary, Bahrain District Cooling Company (Tabreed Bahrain), has signed its largest-ever contract in the kingdom to provide cooling services to Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH). The project, which will be fed by the company’s North Shore District Cooling Network, will provide about 30,000 tonnes of refrigeration to the entire US $1.3 billion (BD490 million) harbour development. “BFH will be one of the Middle East’s premier destinations for regional financial sector companies,” said Nawaf Sadeddin, chief development officer, BFH. “We chose Tabreed Bahrain because it has a comprehensive track record in regional district cooling expertise and we wanted nothing but the best.” The first phase of the project is due to be ready at the start of next year. “BFH is one of the kingdom’s most prestigious and exciting developments,” said Abdulrahman Jamsheer, chairman, Tabreed Bahrain. “This win is a considerable boost to our efforts in promoting the use of district cooling as an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient means of providing cooling services for future developments.” Tabreed Bahrain was set up in 2004 and is a joint venture between UAE-based National Cooling Company (Tabreed), Esterad (Esterad Investment Company) and AA Bin Hindi Group. The company is currently constructing a 30,000-tonne district cooling plant in Bahrain’s capital Manama, which will serve the Bahrain World Trade Center and other buildings. “We are now developing additional plants in Manama’s Al Seef, Busaiteen and Juffair districts,” said Ray Chevreau, general manager, Tabreed Bahrain. “In addition, we are installing a chilled water piping system to link the company’s North Shore plants, creating a North Shore District Cooling Network for Manama’s many upcoming developments. “District cooling is gaining popularity because it delivers value to customers in comparison with conventional approaches to building cooling, and it consumes far less energy than conventional cooling systems.” Tabreed is a UAE public joint stock company established in June 1998 and is now one of the world’s largest district cooling utilities. It provides district cooling services throughout the GCC with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Doha, Manama, Al Khobar and Muscat.

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