UAE’s Tabreed unites with Miral to provide district cooling at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE-based regional district cooling utility firm, National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has signed an agreement with master developer Miral to provide district cooling services to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, the first-of-its-kind marine-life theme park in Yas Island.

Tabreed will link the new SeaWorld Abu Dhabi development to its current Yas Island district cooling scheme to deliver a cooling capacity of up to 15,000 refrigeration tones (RT) to the venture, the company said in a statement to Dubai Financial Market, where its shares trade.

The company further plans to construct a new plant by 2022 to serve SeaWorld Abu Dhabi as well as other potential projects on Yas Island. And once the plant is built, the development will benefit from a reliable, technologically advanced, and sustainable source of cooling interconnected to the Yas Island centralized cooling scheme operated by Tabreed.

Bader Saeed Al Lamki
Bader Saeed Al Lamki

“We are delighted to have signed an agreement with Miral to provide essential district cooling services to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. Our commitment has always been to deliver state-of-the-art district cooling solutions that are energy-efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing partnership with Miral through the development of this key plant on Yas Island.”

Gurjit Singh, Chief Portfolio Officer at Miral said, “We are pleased to be expanding our partnership with Tabreed, a state-of-the-art cooling infrastructure on Yas Island, delivering crucial cooling services to many of our award-winning theme parks. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is set to be Yas Island’s next mega attraction, and with this agreement, we ensure the continuous delivery of trusted, reliable, and energy-efficient services to our growing portfolio of developments.”

The latest deal follows the expansion of Tabreed’s operation in the capital city. Last month, it purchased two district cooling units on Saadiyat Island from Aldar Properties for $262 million (Dh963 million).

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is a marine-life theme park being developed by Miral on Yas Island. It will be the first SeaWorld park outside the US and the first park without the killer whales. The park includes other attractions such as Warner Bros, Yas Water World, and Ferrari World. The construction work of the project will be completed by the end of 2022.