EMPOWER to build $52mn worth District Cooling plant in Dubai

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) has awarded a contract worth $52 million (AED 193 million) in order to build a new generation district cooling plant.

According to the statement, this intends to provide the Dubai Land Residence Complex (DLRC) region with the company’s environmentally-friendly district cooling services in line with international standards.

The building’s construction has already begun on the site, and the production capacity of the first phase of the plant will reach 23,500 refrigeration tons (RT) upon completion, which is scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2023.

The company noted that the total production capacity of the new plant will reach 47,000 RT upon completion of all construction phases of the project.

Ahmad bin Shafar
Ahmad bin Shafar
CEO – Empower

“As part of its commitment to modernization and development plans for its facilities and technical staff, Empower is moving forward in applying a well-thought-out methodology to develop the Company’s infrastructure to raise its performance to unprecedented levels and employ the investments required to expand its operations in Dubai, especially as Empower’s share in the Dubai’s district cooling market accounts for 79.5 percent. Empower is keen to continue providing high-quality, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable district cooling services to support Dubai’s leading role in reducing carbon emissions in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”

The design of the new plant meets the highest international construction and designing standards, especially those related to sustainable green building standards, and considered the distinctive modern architectural identity of Dubai in general and the DLRC region in particular.

The DLRC project is a unique freehold project being developed by Dubai Holding, as it is suitable for families and efficiently meets the needs of its residents through innovative and brilliantly executed housing units.

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