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Oman District Cooling Market Research Report: Forecast (2023-2028)

By Production Technique (Free Cooling, Absorption Cooling, Electric Chillers, Others (Heat Pumps, etc.)), By Application (Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial & Retail, Government &...Transportation, Industrial, Residential, Others (Religious Institution, etc.)), By Company (Tabreed Oman, Muscat District Cooling Company, Others) Read more

  • Environment
  • Feb 2023
  • 101
  • ET33027

Market Definition

District Cooling (DC) systems are mechanisms that provide cooling & conditioning to a large area or a facility. These systems are centralized through piped cooling distribution, which provides perks like cost-effectiveness & energy efficiency altogether. These systems produce chilled water within a centralized energy plant and distribute it to buildings connected to the system, which eliminates the need for the deployment of additional split systems, chillers, and/or cooling towers.

Market Overview & Analysis: Oman District Cooling Market (2023-28)

The Oman District Cooling Market is projected to grow at a noteworthy CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-28. The market would be driven mainly by the hot climate conditions of Oman, owing to which there is massive electricity consumption by air conditioners, i.e., presenting the need for energy-efficient technologies like district cooling in the country. Besides, substantial government investments in infrastructure development projects, increasing industrialization & urbanization, and booming energy prices are other prominent aspects projected to accelerate the market expansion in the forecast years.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2018-21
Base Year: 2022
Forecast Period: 2023-28
Key Companies Profiled Tabreed Oman, Muscat District Cooling Company, Others
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion


District cooling is a centralized energy generation & distribution system, which provides cooling to multiple buildings through underground chilled water pipelines, alongside benefits like cost-efficiency and long-term service. More & more commercial establishments in Oman are adopting these sustainable technologies in order to reduce their carbon footprints, mitigate rapid climate change, and contribute to a clean environment.

Market Dynamics:

Key Driver: Various Ongoing & Upcoming Infrastructure Development Projects and Active Government Focus on Reducing Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions

With rising energy prices and rapid climate change, the government of Oman is showing keen interest in reducing its dependency on the oil & gas sector, mitigating carbon emissions, and bringing sustainability. Consequently, massive investments in housing & commercial development projects, as well as in developing energy-efficient buildings, are instigating the incorporation of clean energy technologies, including district cooling systems, in the country and, in turn, playing a notable role in driving the district cooling market across Oman.

Oman District Cooling Market Research Report: Forecast (2023-2028)

Growth Opportunity: Massive Investments in Infrastructure Development Activities

Since the government of Oman is determined to diversify its economy away from the oil & gas sector and invest substantially in infrastructural development activities, the demand for cooling in stressed urban environments is escalating swiftly and, in turn, encouraging the installation of district cooling systems in the country. The same aspect is generating lucrative opportunities for the leading industry players to expand their production & distribution capacities in order to cater to the burgeoning end-user requirements throughout the country in the forecast years.

Possible Restraint: High Costs Associated with the Installation of District Cooling Plants

District cooling systems incur high installation & operational costs, mainly attributed to the large-scale centralized cooling production & distribution grid. It is the primary aspect that limits the installation of district cooling to only areas with a high cooling demand density. Hence, fewer investments by players would prevent them from widening their production & distribution capabilities in Oman and, in turn, restrict further industry enlargement, especially in the low-demand density areas of the country.

Market Segmentation

Based on Production Technique:

  • Free Cooling
  • Absorption Cooling
  • Electric Chillers
  • Others (Heat Pumps, etc.)

Of them all, electric chillers are expected to attain a significant market share during 2023-28, owing mainly to their better coefficient performance than other techniques. In addition, electric chillers utilize renewable energy to store chilled water when integrated with TES (Thermal Energy Storage), take up much less space than absorption chillers, and are suitable for large-scale operations. These aspects are set to fuel the adoption of electric chillers in the coming years, further enhancing the Oman District Cooling Market size.

On the other hand, the free cooling production technique, which involves the use of cold water from seas, oceans, lakes, rivers, & waste-cooling energy sources, is also witnessing a considerably higher requirement in Oman. It owes to its benefits like easy production & low-cost operations, alongside the surging deployment of clean energy technologies & minimized utilization of harmful refrigerants.

Based on Application:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential

Here, the Commercial application of district cooling is projected to attain a significant market share throughout 2028. It owes to active government efforts toward diversifying the economy away from the oil & gas sector, i.e., leading to substantial investments in various infrastructure development projects. As a result, more & more district cooling solutions are being installed across these establishments in order to reduce the carbon emissions from buildings and attain a clean environment.

On the other hand, district cooling solutions are also projected to witness rapid adoption in households, which, in turn, would propel the market expansion across the residential sector. It owes to various upcoming smart city construction projects in the country, i.e., set to prompt more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling, in the coming years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

   A. The Oman District Cooling Market is projected to register a noteworthy CAGR during 2023-28.

   A. Rapid climate change and hot weather conditions of the Oman are the primary aspects projected to drive the District Cooling Market during 2023-28.

   A. Tabreed Oman and Muscat District Cooling Company are the key companies operating in the Oman District Cooling Market.

   A. The commercial application is projected to generate lucrative prospects for the leading players in the Oman District Cooling Market during 2023-28.

  1. Market Segmentation
  2. Introduction
    1. Product Definition
    2. Research Process
    3. Assumptions
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Oman District Cooling Market Trends & Insights
  5. Oman District Cooling Market Dynamics
    1. Growth Drivers
    2. Challenges
  6. Oman District Cooling Market Growth Hotspot & Opportunities
  7. Oman Upcoming Projects & their Execution Time Frame
  8. Oman District Cooling Market Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  9. Oman District Cooling Market PESTEL Analysis
  10. Oman District Cooling Market SWOT Analysis
  11. Digital Transformation in Oman District Cooling Market
  12. Oman District Cooling Market Value Chain
  13. Oman District Cooling Market Supply Analysis
  14. Oman District Cooling Policy & Regulation
    1. By Energy Strategy
  15. Oman District Cooling Market, By Projects, 2022
    1. New Renewable Energy Projects
      1. Solar
      2. Wind
      3. Others
    2. Ongoing & Upcoming Cooling Plants
  16. Oman District Cooling Market Analysis, 2018-2028F
    1. Market Size & Outlook
      1. By Revenues (USD Million)
      2. By Volume (Tons of Refrigeration)
    2. Market Share & Outlook
      1. By Production Technique
        1. Free Cooling
        2. Absorption Cooling
        3. Electric Chillers
        4. Others (Heat Pumps, etc.)
      2. By Application
        1. Hospitality
        2. Healthcare
        3. Commercial & Retail
        4. Government & Transportation
        5. Industrial
        6. Residential
        7. Others (Religious Institution, etc.)
      3. By Company
        1. Market Share (USD Million/Tone of RT)
        2. Competition Characteristics
  17. Oman District Cooling Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Success & Growth
  18. Competitive Benchmarking
    1. Competition Matrix
      1. Operating & Revenue Model
      2. Product Portfolio
      3. Target Markets
      4. Pricing Analysis
      5. Target End Users
      6. Research & Development
      7. Strategic Alliances
      8. Strategic Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles (Business Description, Product Offering, Strategic Alliances or Partnerships, Target Clients etc.)
      1. Tabreed Oman
      2. Muscat District Cooling Company
      3. Others
  19. Disclaimer

Oman District Cooling Market - Segmentation Slide