Al Lamki: proud

Al Lamki: proud

Tabreed wins key ISO certification

It is the first district cooling company in the region to have been certified under the revised version (2018) of the ISO 50001 standard

October 2019

UAE-based National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has announced that it has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001:2018 certification for the successful implementation of its Energy Management System.

Tabreed’s Energy Management System, developed in accordance with its operational excellence and due focus on energy efficiency requirements across all its 75 plants in the region, has enabled the company to receive the ISO 50001 certification, said the company in its statement.

This ISO standard is based upon best practices and global benchmarks, and is intended to enable organizations to follow a systematic approach to achieving continual improvement of energy performance, consumption and sustainability, it added.

Tabreed is the first district cooling company in the region to have been certified under the revised version (2018) of the ISO 50001 standard, said a top official.

Tabreed: optimising energy efficiency

Tabreed: optimising energy efficiency

“Being awarded with an ISO 50001 certification is a clear manifestation of Tabreed’s efforts of more than 20 years in optimising energy efficiency,” remarked its CEO Bader Saeed Al Lamki.

“We are proud of this achievement. Our commitment towards sustainability is evident through our robust Energy Management System, which is particularly important within the context of the GCC’s growing demand for environmentally friendly cooling solutions,” he added.

In the first half of 2019, Tabreed contributed to saving 656 million kilowatt/hours across the GCC – enough energy to power approximately 37,368 homes in the UAE annually. These power savings prevented the release into the atmosphere of 392,000 tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 85,279 vehicles annually.

For over 20 years, Tabreed remains the partner of choice for organizations across the GCC in providing environmentally friendly district cooling solutions that support the region’s energy sustainability strategy. Tabreed also holds the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for quality management systems, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management systems, and OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management systems.

Meanwhile, Tabreed participated in the recently held 24th edition of the World Energy Congress at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) in the UAE capital. At the congress, Tabreed demonstrated the numerous benefits of energy-efficient and low-cost district cooling systems. Tabreed’s participation comes at a time when cooling is responsible for up to 70 per cent of electricity consumption during peak hours across the region, and global demand for cooling services is set to rise three fold over the next three decades, according to “Cooling our World” study by Strategy& Middle East.

District cooling systems represent a unique and beneficial solution to meeting such demands, as they cut energy consumption by half as compared to traditional cooling systems.

Al Lamki said: “By integrating advanced technology and the latest innovations in district cooling into its solutions, Tabreed supports the development of energy efficient communities, achieving regional energy strategies in terms of efficiency and reduced costs, while meeting sustainable development goals and objectives.”

With 75 district cooling plants located throughout the region, Tabreed currently delivers over one million refrigeration tonnes to key developments including iconic infrastructure projects such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, and the Jabal Omar Development in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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