UAE: Tabreed awarded contract by to Capital Towers
Tabreed, the UAE's National Central Cooling Co. (PJSC) has been awarded a contract to supply cooling to Capital Towers, a major new residential and hotel development which is currently under construction on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The 10 year contract signed with parent company Capital Investment International LLC makes Capital Towers Tabreed’s second largest client on Sheikh Zayed Road after the Shangri La Hotel. The cooling capacity being supplied to Capital Towers will total 3000 tonnes of refrigeration and is slated to begin in 2005.
In addition to Shangri La, Tabreed also supplies another four buildings on Sheikh Zayed Road – The Towers Rotana Hotel, Tower No. 1, Noor Al Maarif School and Bin Kharbash Tower. Tabreed has also signed a deal to supply district cooling to Park Place and recently announced it had completed constructing a micro tunnel for access to the other side of the road’s prestigious strip of commercial and residential developments.
Commenting on the signing of the contract, Mohammed Al Qamzi, Chief Operating Officer, Tabreed, said, “Tabreed is very pleased to be associated with the 90,000m2 two tower project, which is anticipated to be among the most sophisticated of the skyscrapers currently under development. Capital Investment has illustrated that it has a clear understanding of the importance of energy saving and the environmental benefits of district cooling technology.”
The 35-story tower will contain a 160-room hotel and 60 serviced apartments while the second 40-story tower will house 260 private residential luxury apartments. There will also be a four-story glass-covered courtyard connecting the towers, which will accommodate cafes, restaurants and retail outlets. The hotel will include a health club, spa and open-air leisure deck with an infinity pool. (menareport.com)