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Members’ meeting June

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The summer members’ meeting this time devoted its focus to the Middle East and district cooling. The meeting was held at the beautiful surroundings of Hotel Sixtus in Middelfart June the 14th.

The day began with a welcome by DBDH’s chairman Lars Gullev and was followed with an introduction by two of the newest DBDH members BA Systems and EneXio.

After this came a presentation of Køleplan Danmark, which discusses the potential of district cooling of being part of the smart energy system and acting as a virtual power storage. Anders Dyrelund from Ramboll presented the plan and willingly gave answers to any questions.

From the starting point in the Danish market for district cooling to a description of the development of the market for district cooling in the Middle East: Here district cooling is an absolute must in order to survive in a very hot and dry climate. With a focus on reduced energy consumption, the share of district cooling is on the rise and represents a potential extremely interesting market for Danish companies. Muhammad Ali from Marafeq Qatar gave a presentation on “District Cooling in the Middle East – market development”.

The theme “district cooling projects in the Middle East” continued after coffee break and networking:
From Cowi came Niels Vilstrup, who talked about their district cooling project in Doha (read more in the latest edition of Hot Cool). And from Ramboll, Jens Ole Hansen, Ramboll was there to give a presentation on their district cooling project in Mecca.

In the last section an inspiring presentation was given by Danish-American Christopher D. Sørensen, Al Maskari Holding, who spoke about DO’s and DONT’s in the Middle East with his own job and life experience serving as a basis for this.

The last items on the agenda were news from the DBDH focus groups “Market Development” and “Middle East”, presented by Morten Duedahl, DBDH and Henrik Ottesen, DESMI, and DBDH’s activities, presented by Lars Hummelmose, DBDH.

Traditionally, the day concluded with dinner and networking with colleagues.

Read more and download presentations and pictures here