A district cooling plant is to comprise part of a contract set to transform part of Doha City in Qatar.

A consortium called Brookfield Multiplex Medgulf has been appointed as the main contractor responsible for a key section of the $5.4bn Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Drake & Scull Water & Power has been commissioned to build the project’s energy-efficient district cooling plants.

Phase 1C of a contract worth $411m to the consortium incorporates a total constructed area of 225,000m2, of which 122,000m2 will be in three levels of basement housing 1,200 parking spaces, logistics and plant areas – including the district cooling mentioned and a 66 kVA electrical substation.

The cooling facility will benefit ten buildings including four office blocks with 30 ground-level retail outlets, five residential buildings, 51 apartments and a primary school with a daycare centre.

Eng. Mohammad Al Marri, chief officer for design and delivery at Msheireb Properties, said: “With the award of this contract, we move closer to realising our vision of creating the world’s largest sustainable regeneration project.

All in all phase 1C will include a district cooling plant, a 66kV substation, a mobile telecoms node and a hub for automated waste collection.

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