A UAE-based international cooling provider, Tabreed,
has entered into a 30-year concession with Andhra Pradesh government to offer
District Cooling solutions at Amravati, the de facto capital of Andhra Pradesh.
This will be the first district cooling system
in India.District cooling system distributes thermal energy in the form
of chilled water from a central source to multiple buildings through a network
of underground pipes for use in space cooling.
Amravati is conceptualised as a Greenfield city
along the river Krishna in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Greenfield
projects are those on the unused lands where there is no need to remodel or
demolish an existing structure.
It is being constructed to serve as the new
capital city of Andhra Pradesh post division of Andhra Pradesh to form the new
state Telangana in 2014. Hyderabad, the erstwhile capital of Andhra Pradesh, was
transferred to Telangana as part of the division. However, in accordance with
the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad remains the de jure
capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for a period of time not
exceeding 10 years