Sheffield energy experts design cooling system for Qatar 2022 stadium

A unique system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was co-designed by engineers from the University of Sheffield, has been officially unveiled at the newly renovated Khalifa stadium.

Doha, Qatar - Nov 21, 2015: Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha illuminated at night. Qatar, Middle East

Although the competition has been moved from the summer to November and December, the average temperature during this time ranges between 25 – 29℃.

The team from Sheffield’s Energy 2050 institute worked with colleagues from Qatar University to design the system which cools the outside air and and pushes it through to the pitch, stands and concourse areas.

This district cooling technology is more sustainable and environmentally-friendly than air conditioning systems and uses recovered heat in a mixed mode to deliver a stable, comfortable indoor environment.

The 40,000 seat Khalifa Stadium was first opened in 1976 but has undergone extensive renovations for the World Cup.

This project was made possible by an National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) award from the Qatar National Research Fund, a member of the Qatar Foundation.

 

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