The deal will see a new dedicated plant built by 2022 to service SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and future Yas Island projects.
06 January, 2021 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based international district cooling developer, has announced the signing of an agreement with Miral to provide district cooling services to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, a first-of-its-kind marine life theme park being developed by Miral on Yas Island, a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business.
Tabreed will connect the new SeaWorld Abu Dhabi development to its existing Yas Island district cooling scheme and will deliver a cooling capacity of 7,500 refrigeration tons with a total concession capacity of 15,000 refrigeration tons (RT).
Tabreed also plans to build a new dedicated plant by 2022 at the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi site and once the plant is built, the development will benefit from a reliable, technologically advanced and sustainable source of cooling interconnected to the Yas Island centralised cooling scheme operated by Tabreed.
Commenting on the announcement, Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Tabreed’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to have signed an agreement with Miral to provide essential district cooling services to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. Our commitment has always been to deliver state-of-the-art district cooling solutions that are energy efficient, reliable and cost-effective. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing partnership with Miral through the development of this key plant on Yas Island.”
“Tabreed has been playing a critical role in supporting Abu Dhabi’s sustainability agenda through providing sustainable cooling solutions to the Emirate’s iconic projects to maximize energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. We are proud to share the sustainability vision with Miral for SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, which aims to provide impactful education and learning opportunities that inspire future generations to care for the oceans and support marine life,” he added.
Gurjit Singh, Chief Portfolio Officer at Miral commented: “We are pleased to be expanding our partnership with Tabreed, a state-of-the-art cooling infrastructure on Yas Island, delivering crucial cooling services to many of our award-winning theme parks. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is set to be Yas Island’s next mega attraction, and with this agreement, we ensure the continuous delivery of trusted, reliable and energy-efficient services to our growing portfolio of developments. This is yet another step towards our vision of positioning Yas Island as a top global destination for leisure and entertainment.”
With over two decades of experience in providing technologically advanced and sustainable cooling solutions to a variety of customers across the region, Tabreed is uniquely equipped to deliver cooling services to world-class theme parks and aquariums such as SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. Yas Water World, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, along with Yas Marina and the iconic flagship Hotel, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, already benefit from Tabreed’s district cooling services. In total, Tabreed currently serves more than 59,000RT of contracted capacity at Yas Island, and the Island as a whole has a potential overall capacity of more than 100,000 RT.
For over 22 years, Tabreed has been the partner of choice for organizations seeking environmentally friendly cooling solutions to support their sustainability goals and to reduce their overall energy consumption and carbon footprint. With 86 district cooling plants, Tabreed currently delivers over 1.399 million RT to key developments, including iconic projects such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Al Maryah Island, Dubai Metro, the Bahrain Financial Harbour and the Jabal Omar Development in the Holy City of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.