Doha, Qatar: Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) has announced winning two silver awards — ‘2015 silver Space Award for the total area committed’ and ‘2015 silver Space Award for the total number of buildings committed’ — at the 107th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow that was held from June 20 to 23, 2016, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.
The new awards, the announcement said, recognise the witnessed growth in the number of buildings and total area connected to District Cooling in the districts served, where Qatar Cool currently owns and operates two plants in the West Bay district and is currently building a third one to meet the growing demand, whereas The Pearl-Qatar district is home to the reportedly largest District Cooling plant in the world, also owned and operated by Qatar Cool.
The announcement further said that during the three-day conference, Yasser Al Jaidah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qatar Cool, joined several industry leaders in the global industry panel discussion which deliberated the pace of change in the energy/utility sector in relation to regulatory reform, innovative technology in the industry and how the industry can accelerate development of District Energy in dense urban areas.
“We are proud that we put the name of Qatar in this international District Energy forum,” said Al-Jaidah, on winning the awards. “To win another two significant awards from IDEA and to be recognised amongst our industry peers is a great tribute to our dedication to excellence in the industry. We are confident that our new plant, once operational, will take Qatar Cool and the District Cooling industry in Qatar to new heights.”