SNC-Lavalin secures Makkah district cooling deal
SNC-Lavalin announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Central District Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, for the expansion of its Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) district cooling scheme in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Under the contract, SNC-Lavalin is responsible for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of an additional cooling capacity of 12,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT) with all associated equipment, energy transfer stations and chilled water network — achieving a total cooling capacity of 47,000 RT.
Building on its large portfolio of district cooling projects, an energy-efficient solution for keeping people cool in hot weather, this JODC expansion contract is valued at SAR 160 million (approx. CAD 53 million).
“With this 7th district cooling project in Saudi Arabia and our 46th overall in the Middle East, not only are we confirming our world-leading reputation in this sector, but we’re also delivering on our vision of engineering complex projects for a sustainable lifespan,” said Ian L. Edwards, President, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin.
“Our district cooling projects provide chilled water for residential apartments, offices, universities, hotels, military facilities, stadiums, hospitals and government institutions in the Middle East and this contract reflects our strategy of bringing the full spectrum of our global expertise to the region,” commented Mohamed Youssef, Senior Vice-president Infrastructure Middle East, SNC-Lavalin.
Engineering work on the project is underway, preparatory construction activities are ongoing with plant construction scheduled to begin July 2018.
Originally published at Arabian Post.