Qatar Cool has announced that it has started work on the Qatar Rail project in line a contract signed between the two parties.
The co-operation between Qatar Rail and Qatar Cool commenced in 2015, with the contract comprising the provision of district cooling in seven stations spanning from The Pearl-Qatar to West Bay - Legtaifiya, Katara, Al Qassar, Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, West Bay, Corniche and Al Bidda stations, Qatar Cool said in a press statement on Wednesday.Last updated: July 18 2018 10:10 PM
Yasser al-Jaidah, CEO of Qatar Cool, said: “Qatar Cool’s foremost emphasis is on providing a sustainable energy solution to the country to support future infrastructure. The implementation of district cooling in projects such as the railway network solidifies our commitment to the environment and society.
“District cooling is often misrepresented or misunderstood, it is observed from a fiscal aspect where the real emphasis needs to be on the return on investment. Qatar has an ambitious growth plan around Qatar National Vision 2030. To achieve the best possible outcomes and ensure longevity of the new developments, alternative advanced technologies need to be applied, such as district cooling.”
Sustainability is on the rise in Qatar, with new and old projects alike making radical changes to safeguard the fortification and sustainability of the country, the statement notes. “Qatar Cool aims to continue to be a part of this change and foresees a positive future.”
Qatar Rail managing director and CEO Abdulla Abdulaziz T al-Subaie said, “Qatar Rail has always sought to work with local suppliers and partners on every aspect of its projects to achieve the implementation of a sustainable railway network. Having our future Doha Metro passengers in mind, it is evident that their needs remain at the forefront of all our decisions - whether related to stations design and facilities, or any technical and functional elements that would secure their ultimate comfort throughout their Metro experience.
“We have the pleasure to co-operate with Qatar Cool to provide seven stations on the project with a district cooling system that will not only withstand the hot weather during the peak summer in Doha, but also contribute to protecting the environment by increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental emissions, saving electricity and evidently benefiting from a much more cost-efficient cooling service.”