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Abu Dhabi Airport District Cooling Plant, Energy Transfer Stations and Chilled Water Distribution Network


Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second largest international airport in UAE. It has three operational passenger terminals and is spread over an area of 3,400 hectares (8,500 acres).

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Completion Date:
January 2016


Contract Type:
Design, Supply, Installation Supervision, and Commissioning of the Integrated Instrumentation, PLC, and SCADA System

Cooling Capacity:
55, 000 TR

TES Tank:
2x 25,000 Ton-Hr Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank


Project Scope:
This is one of the country’s biggest districts cooling plant serving Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB). With a capacity of 55,000 tones of refrigeration, the district cooling plant provides air conditioning for the MTB through 18 chillers and two thermal energy storage tanks.

The district cooling system meets rigorous international green building standards (Estidama) and utilizes innovative technology to increase energy efficiency and provide sustainable air conditioning for the MTB.

District Cooling provides chilled water from a centralized cooling station, through a network of pipes, for air-conditioning purposes.

Our Solution:
Redundant Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC System; Redundant Server-Client Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View Site Edition SCADA System, and Siemens/E+H Instrumentation system.

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