An Innovative solution to help Bahrain Bay to keep its cool

Through a 50-year BOT, Bahrain Bay Utilities (a joint-venture between Veolia and Arcapita) supports Bahrain Bay Development in this major infrastructure breakthrough.

Bahrain Bay is a US$ 1.5 billion mixed-use waterfront development with a total built-up area of over 1.1 million m2 and which is comprised of The Four Season Hotel, the Arcapita’s Headquarters building, a $600 million residential and retail zone to be operated by CapitaLand  and a variety of residential and hospitality centric developments.
Bahrain Bay’s new central cooling network comprises a district cooling plant and an ultramodern odorless sewage treatment plant each capable of serving up to 1,500,000sqm GfA.
The aim of the network is to make the very most of local resources and minimize the environmental impact of cooling and sewerage systems on the environment by reducing both fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emission.
The central network means that buildings share utilities from the plants and benefit from the highest international standards.
This led to a highly effective cooling and sewerage system, and it also promotes energy efficiency and takes away the need for buildings to have their own unsightly and space-consuming chiller plants and cooling towers.


Total Capacity: 45,000 RT (155 MWc)
Network length: 5 km

18 Centrifugal chillers, 9 cooling towers

30 Energy Stations
Sewage Treatment Plant 
(7,000 m3/day)