The first phase of a study carried out by BSRIA for the Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity has been successfully completed. Working closely with Saudi Arabia agency AMAD, the in-depth study looked at the domestic, commercial and industrial refrigeration market in Saudi. A key finding was that it is expected that major efficiency gains can be achieved.
Saudi Arabia is one of the World’s largest markets in the volume of imports. Each year, it receives huge quantities of refrigeration and freezing products from all over the world. Many imports are not subject to quality checks and some products manufactured locally are being sold directly into the market without satisfying any standards.
The Ministry of Water and Electricity is tasked to achieve the best services in the electricity sector and wants to provide better protection for electricity users, achieving optimal use of energy. As such, the Ministry is looking at the bad influence of low efficiency appliances in the refrigeration sector to help avoid the load increasing in the electric network throughout the year.
BSRIA’s aim was to filter the best global products and solutions to achieve the best result for Saudi. BSRIA was able to draw on its own experience from iits World Refrigeration Reports that focus on the market for commercial and industrial refrigeration in nine key countries: China, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, the UK and the US, and also took views from International trade bodies and associations in the refrigeration sector. It also set up a panel of experts from major global players especially in Europe and the USA.