Briefs: District cooling in Saudi Arabia

MODON signed an agreement with National Tri-Generational CHP Company (NTCC) to provide the Jeddah 2nd Industrial City with a district cooling service system. The system will provide the industrial city about 352 MW of district cooling services and produce electrical power of about 80 MW. Furthermore, a steam network will also be established for the first time in the industrial cities. The project is expected to be completed by the end of year 2011. The systems provided by MODON are expected to reduce power consumption by 50% for the central plants operated by electrical power. Jeddah 2nd Industrial City covers an area of 8 million m².