A first district cooling plant successfully completed on Saadiyat

Veolia’s expertise in overall energy management contributes to reducing Saadiyat Island's environmental impact and carbon footprint.

United Arab Emirates

A unique partnership

The development of a joint venture company between Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of tourism, cultural and residential projects in Abu Dhabi and Veolia (Dalkia Utilities), Saadiyat Cooling, allows addressing the energy needs of Saadiyat island on the most sustainable way. This Public Private Partnership concession is the first contract of its kind to be awarded on Saadiyat.
Through a 29-year concession contract signed in 2010, Saadiyat Cooling is responsible for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of three district cooling plants on Saadiyat island, which will serve the Saadiyat Beach District and the Saadiyat Cultural District.

Supporting major tourism and infrastructure development

The plant, currently providing cooling services to St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, has an installed capacity of 10,000 Refrigeration Ton (RT), expandable to 12,500 RT when new developments such as Cranleigh Abu Dhabi is connected.
This major milestone in the development of Saadiyat’s infrastructure concurs to prepare the island to welcoming its first museum in 2015.
The project incorporates three plants, and is one of the Middle East’s largest district cooling plant operations. Once completed, the three plants will have a combined capacity of over seventy thousand tons of refrigeration (246 MWr).

Total Capacity: 70,000 RT (246 MWc) with 3 plants
Capex: 130 M US$

Chilled Water storage
TSE Water technology

Networks length: 10 km
25 Energy Stations