Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), touted as the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has completed the shoring work for its fourth district cooling plant in Business Bay that is being developed with a total investment of $68m (AED250m).
Upon completion the project will have a cooling capacity of 50,000 refrigeration tons (RT).
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Empower is currently providing district cooling services from three plants in Business Bay with a total cooling capacity of 135,000 tons.”
“We serve to more than 62% of the total number of buildings in Business Bay and aspire to cover the remaining area that witnesses the development of many commercial, residential and mixed-use urban projects,” he added.
The new plant is located close to Al Khail Road, and is connected to a robust distribution network to meet the actual new demand, in line with the expectations of the needs and requirements of urban expansion in Dubai.
For the operation of the new plant Empower will implement advanced solutions to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, including Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems that will help achieve considerable energy savings.
In addition to the AI and the analysis of weather forecast data, Empower has been using Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) technology in plant operations, which will help reduce the consumption of fresh water and preserve natural resources for future generations.
Bin Shafar said: “We have been keen to apply the highest standards of efficiency to ensure the availability of service around the clock, and to achieve customer satisfaction in an area that features a vast number of residential and commercial developments.”
“We trust that our operations in the Business Bay will reinforce Empower’s position as a major regional player in the district cooling sector,” Bin Shafar concluded.
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