Keeping cool in the desert heat

District Cooling in the Middle East. With temperatures in the Gulf exceeding 40 °C in summer, it is no surprise that cooling is one of the biggest issues the region faces. District cooling provides a sustainable cooling model for a region that needs to be smart about its energy production and use.  
Sustainable cooling for a region that needs to be smart about its energy production and use

District Cooling

Rapid economic development in the Middle East has created the need for broader and smarter technologies for cooling. In peak summer more than 70% of the region's energy demand is for cooling capacity.

This provides the Middle East with a challenge that covers everything from the temperature of individual buildings to capacity of power generation, accurate timing, grid reliability, and the continuing need to build sustainability and efficiency into every new project, regardless of size or usage.

District Cooling is a perfect alternative to power-hungry conventional cooling methods, since the cooling capacity is generated in an effective and efficient manner. Every ton of district cooling capacity installed can save one ton of CO² emissions. 


Regional customers achieve major energy savings, thanks to Siemens solutions

District Cooling at Emicool

The Totally Integrated Automation technology that Siemens supplied to Dubai-based Emicool for two of their district cooling plants employs a simple principle to maximize efficiency. Water chilled to 4.4°C is delivered from Emicool by a pipeline to the customers. There it is used by the air conditioning system to cool the building before being returned to the Emicool plant where the process begins again. This centralized district cooling model benefits building owners and developers with reduced capital and operating cost, lower maintenance overheads and energy efficiency gains over traditional systems.


How it works

The principle behind district cooling is simple: Water chilled at a central location is delivered by pipelines to numerous buildings.   Click on the infographic to explore how a district cooling plant works:

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Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) enables production plants to work efficiently with all automation components. The open system architecture covers the entire production process and is based on end-to-end shared characteristics, consistent data management, global standards and uniform hardware and software interfaces.


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Getting the most out of your district cooling plant requires a partner that sees what you need and understands that a one-size-fits-all solution is not for you. Contact us today.