Meydan Nad Al Sheba District Cooling Plant

Meydan Nad Al Sheba District Cooling Plant


Location: Dubai, UAE

Industry: District Cooling Plant

Developer: Meydan LLC

Consultant/Architect: TEO A King Design Consultants Sdn Bhd

Value: USD 54 million (AED 200 Million)


Meydan is an urban development of luxury residences, business blocks and facilities in Nad Al Sheba, UAE. The four major developments of the city are the Racecourse, Horizons, Godolphin parks and the Metropolis. The Meydan racecourse hosts the Dubai World Cup, which is the richest horseracing event in the world, attended by nearly 60,000 people every year. Hotels, restaurants and cinemas form a part of the project to offer a remarkable experience for its visitors.

Service Provided

DSI signed the contract agreement with M/S Meydan LLC to design, construct, commission and to provide two years operation for the central cooling plant at the Nad al Sheba racecourse development. The project team had to handle the complete design and construction of the chilled water generation plant, the associated cooling towers and thermal storage tanks, all civil and buried works including water, drainage and firefighting provisions, and the SCADA system.

The central cooling plant consists of 20,000 TR (Tonnage Refrigeration – a measurement of chiller capacity) chillers and associated equipment such as cooling towers, 11 KV and 400 V switchgear, MV/LV transformers, chilled and condenser water pumps, chilled and condenser water piping, associated MEP services and controls. In addition to the above, two make-up water tanks and two thermal storage tanks (capacity of 20,000 TR each) were part of plant equipment. Further, a provision for additional 20,000 TR in terms of civil, structural and architectural works including associated MEP services was constructed as per the client’s request.