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Interviews

The importance of ‘load print’ in getting a true measure of consumption
Dr Adib Moubadder, the CEO of Dubai-headquartered Emicool, in a free-wheeling interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts…


Existential questions
Fouad Younan, the Managing Director of DC PRO Engineering, in this interview with Surendar Balakrishnan of Climate Control Middle East, raises critical questions, such as why MEP design of buildings is not being synchronised with District Cooling applications, and why we are not interconnecting the piping networks of District Cooling schemes of different projects to overcome idle capacity. In the answers, he adds, lie the possibility of strengthening the District Cooling industry in the GCC region and ensuring a sustainable future.


‘Quality maintenance key to extending lifecycle of District Cooling assets’
EfloChem, a member of the Concorde-Corodex Group, discusses issues plaguing water systems of District Cooling plants, including on the need to invest in maintenance to extend lifecycle of assets, and on what utility providers must look for in water treatment providers. Excerpts…

News

Addressing pain points in District Cooling
Ronak Monga, Business Development Manager, HVAC, Grundfos, fleshes out the challenges that consultants, contractors, developers, manufacturers and tenants in the Middle East face in relation to District Cooling, and how regulation, better engineering practices and a holistic approach in the development of District Cooling models can break the existing mindset that serves as a barrier to more efficient and sustainable cooling practices


Highview Power outlines applications for cryogenic energy storage across Middle East
Company’s CEO discusses feasibility of application for District Cooling projects


Empower selected to participate in UNEP’s Cool Coalition initiative
District cooling solutions can help avoid the steady rise in harmful emissions, says the CEO of the utility company


Empower signs Gold Sponsorship Agreement with ASHRAE RAL
The agreement is an affirmation of strengthening the ongoing cooperation between Empower and ASHRAE RAL in the field of District Cooling, the utility company’s CEO says


Empower connects 10,650 TR to Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences
District Cooling utility to supply chilled water for the expansion phase of the hotel, as part of its preparation for EXPO 2020


ASHRAE signs MoU agreement with IDEA
The agreement with the International District Energy Association defines parameters for collaboration to advance the mutual interests of members of both bodies