Qatar District Cooling Company “Qatar Cool” was incorporated in November 2003 as a Qatari Closed Stock Company. The company was set up with the intention of providing district-cooling services to the public, commercial and industrial sectors of Qatar.
The company’s first plant in West Bay has a capacity of 30,000 Ton of Refrigeration, began operations in September 2006, the second plant in West Bay, with a capacity of 37,000 Ton of Refrigeration started operations in October 2009. Both Plants are providing cooling service to almost 50% of existing towers in West Bay of Doha.
Qatar Cool’s Integrated District Cooling Plant on The Pearl-Qatar was inaugurated in November 2010 with a capacity of 130,000 Tons of Refrigeration, which made it the main eco-friendly technology on the island and the largest district cooling plant in the world.
The Plant has 52 centrifugal chillers arranged in 26 models in series counter flow arrangement forming a 5,000 Ton of Refrigeration train. It has 26 horizontal double suction condenser water pumps (Constant Flow) with a rate of 7,500 US gallons per minute.
The primary power system is supplied with an 11kV multi – feeder supply, 11kV-3.3kV step- down transformers to serve the chillers. The remainder of the system is supplied with 415 volts. IDCP is operated, controlled and monitored by a SCADA system.
Also, in addition to the usage of the fresh water the plant is equipped to use the Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) water. Moreover, IDCP cooling towers blow down water could be discharged to the sea or the sewer system or used for irrigation purposes. The total area served is more than 3.9 million square meters (41 million square feet), occupied by 45,000 residents more than 100 towers that include approximately 15,000 apartments and 1,500 villas.
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