UADCC awards district cooling services contract to Saudi Tabreed

Work on district cooling services to begin once initial infrastructure work in phase one of the project is complete

A key contract has been awarded by Umm Alqura for Development and Construction Company (UADCC) to Saudi Tabreed, to provide 12,000 refrigeration tons (RT) of cooling services to its leisure destination in Makkah for a period of three years.

UADCC is the owner and developer of Masar, which is being developed under the slogan ‘Dedicated to Makkah’. The King Abdulaziz Road is said to be a core component of the project. Work on the district cooling services will begin soon after the completion of the infrastructure work within the first phase of the project, the statement said.

“The Masar destination in Makkah aims to create the appropriate environment for improving quality of life by providing facilities and amenities that help enhance the lifestyle of residents and visitors in the city. Our agreement for the provision of the latest eco-friendly cooling and conditioning systems is a major step towards achieving this objective,” said Engineer Abdulmuhsin AlBakr, VP of Technical Affairs and Project Development at Umm Alqura for Development and Construction Company.

Saudi Tabreed has a strong track record in offering excellent services leveraging the possibilities of technology, and we are confident that the company will deliver great quality district cooling solutions in order to achieve our overarching goal of making Makkah a modern landmark, the statement noted.

CEO Yasser Abuateek said the district cooling agreement meets Umm Alqura for Development and Construction Company’s aspirations to adopt sustainable practices by utilising available resources, instead of establishing a cooling station during the infrastructure development phase.

He added that the approach is imperative to achieve operational effectiveness and efficiency in all sectors and drive integration instead of unnecessary competition. He also said that the agreement will be materialised by maximising the benefit of surplus resources and we hope to extend this model to the electricity, water, and central waste management sectors, among others, to integrate the major projects in Makkah.

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