Umm Al-Qura Company for Development and Reconstruction, the owner and operator of the “Masar” destination, whose main nucleus is King Abdul Aziz Road in Makkah under the slogan “To You, Makkah”, recently announced the signing of a service agreement with Saudi Tabreed, to provide the destination of “Masar” with a capacity of 12,000 thermal units. It extends for three years, starting from the date of completion of the destination’s infrastructure, as a first stage, until the construction of the destination’s permanent cooling plant.
Commenting on this, Eng. Abdul Mohsen Al-Bakr, Vice President for Technical Affairs and Project Development of Umm Al-Qura Company for Development and Reconstruction, said: “Masar’s destination aims to create the necessary environment to improve the quality of life by introducing new options that contribute to enhancing the quality of life of the residents of Makkah and its guests, pilgrims and pilgrims. The provision of the latest environmentally friendly refrigeration and air conditioning systems is a key factor in achieving this goal. We are confident that Saudi Tabreed, which has a track record of achievements, and with its high technologies, will work to provide the highest levels of quality in order to achieve our main goal of making Makkah Al-Mukarramah is a modern landmark and a sophisticated civilizational facade in various fields.
Yasser Abu Ateeq, CEO of Umm Al-Qura Company for Development and Reconstruction, added: “This agreement meets the desire of Umm Al-Qura Company for Development and Reconstruction to benefit from the available resources instead of establishing a cooling plant at this stage. Operational in all possible sectors, and achieving integration instead of unnecessary competition, by optimizing the use of surplus resources. We hope that this will extend to the electricity, water, central waste sector and others, so that major projects are integrated in the city of Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
Abu Ateeq indicated that providing the latest cooling and air conditioning systems will have an effective role in reducing the use of infrastructure for generators and electricity consumption, as well as reducing the impact of global warming and limiting the use of areas needed for air conditioning equipment on the roof.
For his part, Mr. Kamal Farran, CEO of Saudi Refrigeration, said: “We are proud to sign the agreement through which we will provide our services for one of the most important future urban development projects in the Kingdom, and what makes us proud is that the“ Masar ”destination aims to serve the residents of Makkah and its pilgrims, pilgrims and pilgrims. In being part of the service system for this civilized destination. This partnership confirms our commitment to support and meet the needs of the existing and future infrastructure for urban projects in the holy capital, as well as consolidating the position of Saudi Tabreed, the pioneer in the district cooling sector, which has become the turning point in The urban development taking place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.
It should be noted that the district cooling system relies on central plants that provide high-efficiency cooling services in terms of energy consumption and cost reduction, through a network of underground insulated pipes that reach the buildings and structures located within the network. The district cooling system consumes about 50% less energy than conventional air conditioners, which reduces maintenance costs and capital costs, in addition to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. District cooling equipment usually lasts for 30 years or more, twice as long as conventional air conditioners. Also, treated seawater or gray water can be used instead of drinking water to further reduce costs and reduce environmental impacts.