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SnowWorld Leisure N.V.

Industry Segment

Indoor ski slopes

Customer

SnowWorld Leisure N.V. 
Dubai UAE 

Background

Skiing in the desert at 40 °C in the shade? No problem with that, thanks to professional refrigeration technology. Ski Dubai, the first Ski Dome of the Middle East, lies in the center of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The snow surface of 22,500 m² offers five ski slopes, with varying heights and slopes. The longest is 400 m. This means that beginners, more advanced skiers, and pros all get what they expect. Newcomers can even reserve a course in the ski school. For snowboarders, the 90-m halfpipe assures sufficient excitement.

Short description of the solution

29 GEA air coolers, with a total cooling duty of 2,600 kW, lower the temperature inside the Ski Dome to - 10 °C. The water blown out of 21 snow cannons crystallizes in the icy air to provide 30 tons of fresh snow – each and every day. Melt water is collected and used for climate-control of the adjacent mall and for watering the plants.

Key figures

Capacity in kW (at temperature level): 2,600 kW 
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