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Byblos Campus Utilities

Photo: Solar panels - Dorms C

Photo: CO2 system

Photo: Mechanical room - Chagoury Health Sciences Center

Photo: Main electrical distribution panels

Photo: Mechanical room - Chagoury Health Sciences Center

Photo: Sewage treatment plant - valley


Power, Cooling and Heating Plants

Currently, all buildings or clusters of buildings are served by dedicated generators, chillers and boilers.

A major infrastructure project (launched in October 2015) will replace the existing chilled water and heating water systems by new central power, district cooling and district heating plants, all connected to major campus buildings by a series of fully-accessible utility tunnels.

The total chilled water capacity is 12660 KW (3600 TR), consisting of five water cooled chillers, two of which are provisioned for future installation. The total heating capacity is 6,955 KW (1980 TR), consisting of five boilers, two of which are provisioned for future installation. The total power capacity is 9 MW, including four new generators (2000 KW each) and one exiting generator (1000 KW).

Domestic, Irrigation and Potable Water

New central concrete reservoirs with a total capacity of 125 m3 will be erected at the upper campus hill for the storage of domestic, fire protection, irrigation and soft water. The domestic and irrigation water will be separately distributed by gravity to all the buildings in the campus while the firefighting water will be pumped through three electric fire pumps.

Storm and Sanitary Drainage

Storm and sanitary drainage have separate infrastructure. Storm water is being collected from buildings and terraces and discharged into the municipality network.

There are three central sewage treatment plants in the valley with a total capacity of 190 m3/day and one plant at Dorms B, collecting the sewage from the campus for treatment prior to reuse for irrigation and fire-fighting purposes.


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