The Dubai-based Dubai Aluminium, also known as Dubal has succeeded in driving the UAE’s first absorption chiller using waste heat.

The company has leveraged a nominal volume of the steam produced by the captive cogeneration and combined cycle Dubal power station to drive the process.
Gulfbase reports that the chiller is built on the rooftop of Dubal’s desalination plant control building, and assumes the functions formerly fulfilled by the electrically-driven vapour compression air-conditioning chillers used for comfort cooling of the building.

The chiller has the capacity to reduce the corporation’s energy consumption by approximately 626,800kWh per year.

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