Empower finishes fibre optic networks

Systems at three district cooling plants aimed at boosting efficiency

CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar says the new system maximises plant efficiency.
CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar says the new system maximises plant efficiency.

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower) has announced the completion of fibre optic networks at three of its principle Dubai district cooling plants, aimed at boosting the efficiency and quality of service for customers.

“This new system is part of Empower’s series of green initiatives driven by the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to protect the environment. We are implementing this world class control system project across three of our district cooling networks in Mirdif area, JISA and Tecom C area,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower CEO.

The new control systems are installed in the building Energy Transfer Stations (ETS), with fibre optic cabling installed to interconnect the plants’ SCADA System. Empower says that the arrangement means that chilled water requirements can be met in a more efficient manner to minimise chilled water consumption.

Operational parameters of the building ETS are continuously monitored and stored in the plant SCADA, and the control systems in the building monitors chilled water temperatures and regulates the chilled water flow.

“Implementation of such systems maximises the efficiency of the plants and the overall system which benefits that district cooling provider and the building owners,” Bin Shafar added.

“The use of TSE water through this new technique adopted by Empower was in line with the directives of Dubai Government to reduce the consumption of desalinated water in the cooling procces,” he said.



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