UAE's Tabreed opens new micro tunnel
Tabreed, the UAE National Central Cooling Co. (PJSC) announced the opening of a new micro tunnel connecting both sides of Sheikh Zayed Road. The tunnel will enable Tabreed to augment its service capacity, and provide cooling services to buildings on the other side of the road.
Announcing the opening of the tunnel, Mohamed Al Qamzi, COO, Tabreed, said, “Tabreed already has an impressive clientele base on one side of Sh. Zayed Road, including the Shangri-La Hotel, Towers Rotana, Tower Number One Suites, Noor Al Maarif School, Kharbash Tower and Park Place. The tunnel will help us mirror the success on the other side of the road and by the level of interest expressed in our services, success will be a reality.”
“The tunnel is one of the longest in the region and is the second to be built by Tabreed, the first being in Abu Dhabi.” Al Qamzi added. “The distinguishing feature of this tunnel is that it was constructed without disrupting the road or surrounding areas, unlike others in the region. Tunnel space and facilities can also be availed of by companies that wish to run power lines and fibre optic cables through it.”
The system consists of two tunnels, one supplying the chilled water and the other returning it to the district cooling station. The tunnel has been placed at a depth of six meters underground, with concrete sleeves of 1200mm inner and 1490mm outer diameter.
District cooling is widely used throughout the UAE and around the world, piping chilled water from a centralised plant to a range of residential, commercial and government buildings. (menareport.com)
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