Qatar Cool, a premier provider of district cooling in capital Doha, said it will be commissioning a third plant in the West Bay district next year.
The West Bay area of Doha has seen tremendous growth over the past few years with a mixture of commercial and residential developments setting up in the new business district of the Qatari capital.
The new cooling plant is designed to have a capacity of 40,000 tons of refrigeration, said the company in a statement.
Qatar Cool launched its first cooling plant at West Bay in 2006 which later became the country's first large-scale district cooling system. The 37,000-RT second cooling plant in the district became operational three years later.
Now with the tremendous growth achieved by the West Bay district over the last decade, the Qatari firm believes that it is time for the launch of a third plant.
To date, the two operational plants serve more than 53 towers with a cooling capacity of 67,000 RT.
Qatar Cool said the number of connected towers was set to increase by 26 per cent once the third plant becomes operational.