WAM ABU DHABI, 7th January, 2014 (WAM) — The National Central Cooling Company PJSC, Tabreed, today announced that its annual energy savings in 2013 reached 1.2 billion kilowatt hours (kWh). This significant reduction in energy consumption translates into the elimination of approximately 570,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, equivalent to the removal of over 110,000 cars from the streets.
In the U.A.E. alone, Tabreed’s 60 district cooling plants achieved a total energy saving of approximately 1 billion kWh, with the remaining 200 million kWh savings produced in the company’s six plants located in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.
Jasim Husain Thabet, Tabreed’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “In the GCC region, cooling accounts for approximately 50% of total energy consumption, and approximately 70% during the peak summer months. With an expanding population, economic growth and diversification underway, as well as continued industrialisation, it is becoming increasingly vital that reliable, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendlier cooling solutions are utilised in order to meet our growing cooling requirements.” “As a key infrastructure partner, Tabreed is proud of the role it plays in enabling the region’s, and in particular the United Arab Emirates’, economic and social development. By decreasing the energy consumed for cooling, we are simultaneously able to protect the environment, lower our carbon footprint, and play a modest role in helping the U.A.E. realise its vision of a sustainable economy.” Tabreed’s district cooling services are delivered to many of the U.A.E.’s iconic projects and landmarks, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, Dubai Metro, and Etihad Towers. In the GCC, Tabreed provides cooling to key projects such as The Pearl – Qatar, and ARAMCO establishments in eastern Saudi Arabia.