Dubai South to bolster district cooling projects through Singapore’s SP Group

Dubai South to bolster district cooling projects through Singapore’s SP Group
Published: 11 February 2019 - 9:45 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

South Energy, the energy solution’s arm of Dubai South, has signed an MoU with SP Group as part of its efforts to boost its district cooling capabilities.

The agreement will explore opportunities through the JV initiatives set to further enhance district cooling services in the region.

South Energy operates six central cooling plants in Dubai South which currently serves the VIP Terminal, Residential District, The Business Park and Sakany in Dubai’s urban project, tapping advanced cooling solutions through its strategic partnership with service providers in the sector.

District cooling has been the preferred temperature control technology in the Middle East due to its highly energy-efficient model of providing cooling solutions to buildings, airports and other large-scale complexes.

H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South said: “We are confident that improving our capabilities through this partnership is another major step forward towards building Dubai South as an ideal community to work and live in. These efforts are geared towards fulfilling the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to build a city of happiness for the people living and coming to visit Dubai.”

The MoU explores key potential projects within Dubai South such as collaboration activities for the new district cooling plant located within the Emirates Flight Training Academy area of Dubai South’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (formerly known as Aviation District).

SP Group is an energy utilities company and one of Singapore’s largest corporations.

It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia.

SP Group also owns and operates the world’s largest underground district cooling network in Singapore and is currently setting up district cooling operations in China.

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