Hyder completes Qatar Cool plant's EPC design
Doha, June 10, 2014
Hyder Consulting, a leading design and engineering consultancy, has completed the engineering, procurement and construction design of Qatar Cool's third district cooling plant in Doha.
The new plant is intended to supply district cooling to residential and commercial buildings in the West Bay area, and forms part of a cooling network in that quarter of the city, said a statement.
The key design features include 35,000 tonnes of mechanical cooling refrigeration (RT); a thermal energy storage (TES) tank, offering an additional 5,000 RT; use of treated sewerage effluent (TSE) for make-up water – the first plant in Qatar to do so; and reduced reliance on potable water, satisfying Kahramaa (water and electricity) environmental requirements.
The plant aims to become the first district cooling plant in Qatar to achieve Leed Certification, having been designed to Leed Silver standard, it said.
Paulo Silva, business director – Property, said: “As Qatar’s population and economy continue to expand, so too does its need for reliable and efficient energy distribution. District Cooling is therefore one of the key technologies for Qatar’s future, and a central pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
“Hyder is proud to play such an active role in the development of this vital technological drive, which will bring tangible benefit to the citizens of Doha. The designs incorporate unique energy-efficient features, allowing for more sustainable, long-term growth.” - TradeArabia News Service