e-News® | The NEWS Company…Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th January, 2016 : One of the UAE’s largest district cooling plants unveiled at Abu Dhabi Airports’ Midfield Terminal Building site. Abu Dhabi Airports has unveiled one of the country’s biggest district cooling plants that will serve Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).
H.E Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, and Sulaiman Al Siksek, Chief Programs Officer, officially inaugurated the plant today, after the system was successfully pressure tested. With a total capacity of 55,000 metric tons of refrigerant, the district cooling plant will provide air conditioning for the MTB through 18 chillers and two thermal energy storage tanks.
Commenting at the inauguration, Sulaiman Al Siksek, Chief Programs Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “I am delighted that this major milestone in the MTB’s construction has been reached. Sustainability and innovation are at the core of the building’s design, demonstrating Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to being a leader in this field. The district cooling system meets rigorous international green building standards and utilizes innovative technology to increase energy efficiency and provide sustainable air conditioning for the MTB.” The district cooling plant provides chilled water from a centralized cooling station, through a network of pipes, for air conditioning purposes.
About Abu Dhabi Airports
Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism. Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 45 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.
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