Saudi Arabia’s National Energy Services Company (Tarshid) has started work on rehabilitating buildings at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), as part of the company’s framework agreement with the city.
Tarshid aims to raise the energy efficiency of the KAMC headquarters and other buildings, and reduce the consumption of electricity, across a total area of 18,440m2.
Currently, KAMC’s total annual electrical consumption is approximately 143 million kWh per year. The rehabilitation project aims to decrease the consumption to approximately 108 million kWh per year, which corresponds with an estimated reduction of about 25% of the current electrical consumption.
Commenting on the details of the project, the managing director and chief executive officer of Tarshid, Walid bin Abdullah Al-Ghariri, said: “The rehabilitation work will include nine main criteria, including the rehabilitation of chiller systems with higher efficiency systems; the installation of control systems in the main cooling station; the replacement of a number of chilled water pumps with better efficiency pumps; the installation of speed control devices for cooling pumps and air handling units; the rehabilitation of lighting systems by replacing the current traditional lighting systems with energy-saving and high-performance LED systems, while linking them to smart motion sensors.”
In addition to improving the performance of air-conditioners and lighting, the savings obtained from the KAMC project also represents the reduction of 23,000 tonnes of harmful carbon emissions, which is equivalent to the environmental impact of planting more than 385,000 seedlings.
Tarshid has also recently launched a number of medical cities rehabilitation projects, including at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, King Fahad Medical City, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, and the King Fahad National Centre for Children’s Cancer, among others, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
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