Empower to build Dubai command and control centre
Largest global district cooling can monitor network of 57 plants.
Empower has begun construction of a command and control centre (CCC) in Dubai that will give it a birds-eye view of activities across its 57 plants district cooling plants.
The world’s largest district cooling services provider will be able to monitor operations, spanning from the efficiency of its cooling towers to consumer consumption patterns across its 1mn refrigeration tonne (RT) network.
“Empower’s command and control centre will enable us to deliver secure, reliable services to our ever-expanding customer base,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, the company’s chief executive officer.
“With the advanced technologies and systems in place in our CCC, information on the demand, supply and consumption patterns in each and every building unit will be available at our fingertips.
“Our integrated plant room will ensure that we can not only track our services, but spot and address performance issues immediately.”
The project is the first of its kind in the world, with capabilities of tracking, monitoring and controlling up to a million parameters in real time across a network that services landmark Dubai developments like Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, and Business Bay, among others.
“Our systems integration plan will enhance overall operational efficiency,” continued Bin Shafar. “We consider this project as a major milestone, as it ensures that our customers receive a consistent level of service from us.
"Though the project demands huge investment, Empower’s focus is on long-term benefits, and we expect to reap huge dividends in the future in the form of customer satisfaction.”