Abu Dhabi: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling developer, released today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2019. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and delivers solid performance and growth.
Group revenue for the first half of 2019 increased by 3% to AED 671.9 million up from AED 650.7 million for the same period in 2018, with core chilled water revenue registered a 3% increase to AED 634.4 million and EBITDA increased by 12% to AED 366.0 million.
The company’s net profit attributable to the parent was AED 199.4 million, an increase of 11% on H1 2018, when the latter is adjusted for the profit from the partial sale of Saudi Tabreed that occurred in the first half of last year. The share of results of associates and joint ventures decreased by 13% to AED 40.2 million (H1 2018: AED 46.0 million).
Total Group connected capacity across the GCC increased to 1,145,847 Refrigeration Tons (RT), with 14,468 RT of new customer connections. Whereas, 656 million kilowatt-hours were saved across the GCC, which is enough energy to power approximately 37,368 homes in the UAE. These power savings prevented the release of 392,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 85,279 vehicles annually.
Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Tabreed’s Chairman, commented: “Tabreed delivered another quarter of stable results and reported a net profit of AED 199.4 Million driven by its core chilled water business. Tabreed continuous growth reinforces our position as a leading district cooling company and retains the confidence of our shareholders in delivering consistent results and tangible returns.”
“We are determined to expand the company’s footprint and unlock new opportunities to grow our business and contribute the world sustainable development goals.”
Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Tabreed’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Tabreed recorded a solid performance in the first half of 2019 fostered by vigorous efforts to grow the business and expand our operations across the region. This performance underscores the efficient strategy the company has adopted and its resiliency.” Al Lamki further noted the 12% increase in EBIDTA and 11% rise in net income, when adjusted for the partial sale of the Saudi Tabreed shares. , ”
“On the operational side, we commissioned a new district cooling plant in Oman to serve the Mall of Muscat with a contracted capacity of 8,400 RT. This takes our total number of operational plants to 75. We will strengthen our operations by investing in our expertise and continue leading the district cooling industry,” he added.
Tabreed is a partner of choice for organizations in providing environmentally friendly district cooling solutions that support the region’s energy and sustainability strategy. With 74 district cooling plants located throughout the region, Tabreed currently delivers over 1 million refrigeration tons to key developments including iconic infrastructure projects such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Metro, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, and the Jabal Omar Development in the Holy City of Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.