District cooling plants to serve the second line of Dubai metro, the Green line, will be completed by August.

UAE-based Tabreed was awarded the contract to provide the cooling services in 2009.

“There will be eight district cooling plants to cool all of the Green line stations. [The district cooling projects] for the Green line will all be ready by August this year,” says Sujit Parhar, chief executive officer, Tabreed.

The Metro itself is set to open in September, as opposed to June 2010 as previously planned (MEED 5:6:11).

The route runs for 23 kilometres and will have 17 stations. The stations that will open are Etisalat, Al-Qusais, Airport Free Zone, Al-Nahda, Al-Qiyadah, Abu Hail, Abu Baker al-Siddique, Salah Uddin, Union, Baniyas Square, Palm Deira, Al-Ras, Al-Ghubaiba, Al-Fahidi, Khalid bin al-Waleed, Oud Metha and Dubai Healthcare City.

The Red line opened in September 2009 and the metro carried 30 million passengers in its first year of operation (MEED 8:9:10).