District cooling remains the most sustainable solution and will continue to play an important role to reach Net Zero in 2050. In the Middle Eastern part of the world, cooling is equally important and as essential as water.
As the district cooling market in the Middle East is growing and is expected to double in size by 2030. Dubai is the capital of district cooling and leads the way for the region.
Co-organized by the Trade Council of the Royal Danish Consulate General in Dubai and DBDH on the 8th and 9th of November 2022. The two day program, In a nutshell, was a combination of workshops, meetings with developers, district cooling providers and consultancies followed by a networking reception at the Ambassador’s residence.
The event started with a welcome briefing at the Copthorne Hotel, Dubai on the 8th of November followed by the visit by the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for Water and electricity sectors, knowledge-sharing and round table discussion about the current status, by the Executive Director and Head of Water, followed by visits to the district cooling plants.
The delegation consisting of market leaders AVK Group, Grundfos, Danfoss, Frese, DESMI, Energy Climate Academy, Kingspan Global, and the CTO from Greater Copenhagen utility, HOFOR visited the Emicool Headquarters in Dubai on the 1st day and PAL District Cooling in Abu Dhabi the 2nd day. The central discussion during the visits, roundtable conference with Tabreed and the seminar with Masdar City was to understand and strategize how to raise and/or secure high-efficiency rates at existing and upcoming district cooling plants with regulation and technology with UAE utilities, and regulators in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Attended by 20 delegates and utilities the event was well received by all with a follow-up event planned to explore the market and relations-building opportunities within the district cooling market in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.