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Empower awards Dh175mn contracts for piping projects in Dubai

Advanced infrastructure contributes to providing world-class district cooling services. Pipe networks are a vital part of the district cooling system

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Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower
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Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced awarding contracts worth Dh175mn for the extension of its district cooling pipe networks. This supports the steady growth of its major projects in Dubai.

Empower will extend its District Cooling pipe network on Sheikh Zayed Road to serve the Dubai Arena and Al Wasl Tower with 3 km from Empower’s district cooling plant in Business Bay. Unique technologies will be used to connect the pipes in a way that does not disturb the road traffic system, by digging a tunnel under Sheikh Zayed Road, with a depth of 15 meters. Another pipe network will be extended to Al Batha Tower.

The extension will also include other projects at Dubai Healthcare City (Phase 2 Jumeirah Village South, Dubailand, Cityland, and Dubai Science Park (Phase 2) which is having a total length of 8 kms.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, confirmed that an advanced infrastructure contributes to providing world-class district cooling services. He highlighted that Empower pays great attention at all its operational phases, from its district cooling plants to its high-quality and environmentally-friendly pipe networks.

Pipe networks are a vital part of the district cooling system as it works on the transfer of chilled water from the district cooling plants to the buildings. Empower is committed to use the latest technologies to ensure the best cooling quality within the pipes, without being affected by external factors, such as the summer heat,” said Bin Shafar.

“The extension of the pipe network reflects the high demand for district cooling systems across the Emirate, and indicates the wide-spread of district cooling services in various sectors. This contributes to energy conservation, saving the environment, preservation of natural resources, and saving maintenance and operational costs,” added Bin Shafar.

Empower’s recent project portfolio includes several leading projects, including Dubai Arena,  the largest all-purpose destination for the world's most popular events and live shows. Empower will provide Dubai Arena with a load of 3,600 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT). Empower also signed an agreement with Wasl Properties, to supply Al Wasl Tower with a load of 3,900 RT.

Empower currently operates over 1.34 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone, among others.

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