Winning bidder announced for Dubai district cooling plant

Trans Gulf has emerged from a rigorous process to win the contract to develop Empower’s new Business Bay district cooling (DC) plant in Dubai, UAE.

Construction Weekly reports senior vice president of projects at the company, S G Thiyagarajan, as saying that the process was “very tough”.

Trans Gulf was chosen ahead of several major MEP contractors as its experience in developing other local DC plants proving vital to securing the $42m contract.

Dubai Business Bay

Trans Gulf’s experience in district cooling plants includes the operation and maintenance of Business Bay’s District Cooling Plant 2 and Dubai Health Care City’s DCP, as well as the reticulation works, operation and maintenance of Business Bay’s District Cooling Plant 3.

The project will involve the construction of one building with a built-up area area of almost 9,500m² and will have a total capacity of 43,750 refrigeration tonnes (RT).

The facility will be the first district cooling plant in the region to be built in line with “green building” principles, and to follow the guidelines of treated sewage effluent and thermal energy storage.

The project is expected to be completed in mid-2014.

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