UAE's Tabreed to provide district cooling solution in Amaravati

  • Published | 19 February 2019
Tabreed, a UAE based cooling solution company is going to build India’s first district cooling system in Amaravati will propel the India district cooling market in upcoming years.
India: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), a leading UAE-based international cooling provider, has entered into a 30-year concession to offer District Cooling solutions to the greenfield city of Amaravati. The contracted cooling capacity for 20,000 refrigeration tons (RTs) entails build, own, operate and transfer India’s first district cooling system in Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. This will be Tabreed’s first plant outside its GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) market. In line with the ambitious plans to be amongst the most sustainable cities in the world, Tabreed’s system will meet cooling requirements for the State’s Assembly, High Court, Secretariat and other government buildings that are currently under construction, for which cooling services will commence from early 2021. Compared to other cooling systems, district cooling uses only 50 per cent of the primary energy consumption for cooling urban buildings, thereby reducing CO2 emissions. It also helps in improving the air quality and reducing general noise levels when compared to other traditional air conditioning systems. Tabreed is the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility company that provides energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendlier year-round district cooling solutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, said “We are very pleased to be taking a leading role in the development of the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. As our first district cooling project in India, this signals a significant step for Tabreed to penetrate one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing markets”. District cooling MarketAccording to BlueWeave Consulting, District cooling provides a feasible solution to meet growing air conditioning requirements. Low energy requirement, peak saving potential, eco-friendliness, and cost-effectiveness are the major factors driving the market. Moreover, district cooling systems can play a vital role in fostering sustainable development. Besides fulfilling cooling needs, district cooling can also reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Furthermore, regulatory bodies of India have laid down strict regulations, to reduce emission of greenhouse gases. Additionally, increasing environment issues, cost-effectiveness and increment in prices of fossil- fuels will drive the India district cooling market in future period. According to BlueWeave consulting’s upcoming report, Titled-“India District Cooling Market, By Production Technique (Free Cooling, Absorption Cooling, Heat Pumps), By End-User (Residential, Commercial {College/University and Government Buildings}, Industrial), By Region (North, West, East & South); Size and Forecast, 2018-2025,” - The India district cooling market will grow with a significant rate over a forecast period owing to increasing regulatory measures toward carbon emissions. Moreover, Extreme climatic conditions, rapid urbanization, and industrialization on account of increasing per capita income and improvement in standard of living will also positively influence the district cooling market in India over the forecast period.