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Established since 1998 and 40%-owned by ENGIE since 2017, Tabreed is ENGIE’s district cooling operation in the UAE, as well as further afield throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council. Cooling demand in the GCC is expected to triple by 2030 and the environmental, cost and efficiency benefits of district cooling are making it increasingly the solution of choice for public and private sector organizations alike. In simple terms, the technology delivers chilled water to facilitate cooling in offices, factories and larger public buildings.


With 83 plants across the region, Tabreed provides 1.35 million refrigeration tons of cooling, such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, The Dubai Fountain, Cleveland Clinic, Ferrari World, Yas Mall, Aldar HQ, Etihad Towers, Marina Mall, World Trade Center in Abu Dhabi featuring the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks & Resorts, and the Jabal Omar Development in the Holy City of Mecca. In addition to this, numerous hospitals, hotels, residential and commercial towers benefit from Tabreed’s district cooling technology, which has set the benchmark for cooling solutions across the GCC. As accelerating environmental concerns present governments with increasingly challenging sustainability targets, district cooling offers significant operational and cost efficiencies. Tabreed’s implementation of this technology enables critical reductions in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, achieving the annual elimination of 1,233,000 tons of CO2 – the equivalent of 268,000 cars. Crucially, it’s a solution that also combines award-winning, environmentally friendly cooling technology with sustainable, long-term shareholder value.

In a collaboration that aligns Tabreed’s market-leading market position with ENGIE’s best-in-class operational and project financing expertise, the company occupies a prime position in regional cooling solutions today and for generations to come.

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