RIYADH: ENOWA, NEOM’s subsidiary energy, water and hydrogen, plans to build a district cooling plant at OXAGON.
It is set to issue a request for proposals for the contract by November, reported MEED.
The planned cooling plant will have a capacity of 25,000 refrigeration tons.
It will be connected to the district cooling network, which will be built separately, according to MEED.
Earlier in June, ENOWA announced a partnership with Japan-headquartered Itochu and France’s Veolia to develop a desalination plant powered by renewable energy in OXAGON.
The new plant has a design capacity of 500,000 cubic meters and is expected to produce water as early as 2024.
The project is scheduled to become commercially operational in 2025 and is expected to meet around 30 percent of the total projected water demand in NEOM once completed.
In addition to using 100 percent renewable energy, the proposed plant will use membrane technology to produce separate brine streams.