Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has signed a contract to design two new cooling plants in in Business Bay.
The two plants combined will have a cooling capacity of 90,000 RT. Once the two new plants are operational, the total capacity of the project will reach 225,000 RT. Earlier in 2005, Empower had signed a master agreement to supply Business Bay area with 350,000 RT, in phases.
Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: "Building two district cooling plants in Business Bay in Dubai is an important milestone for Empower and an addition to the district cooling plants we run in a number of prestigious projects in Dubai. These plants will enhance our ability to provide district cooling systems to all the buildings and projects in the Business Bay district.
"The increase in the number of district cooling plants 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, protection of the environment, preservation of natural resources, and saving maintenance and operational costs."
Empower's CEO noted that the new plants will be designed according to the highest global standards.
They will be constructed according to the standards of sustainable green buildings and modern urban developments of Dubai, and as per the area’s surroundings and the architectural design of the buildings.
According to WAM, the two new plants will use advanced technologies including the application of Artificial Intelligence.
The new plants will reduce the consumption of energy used in cooling processes through sustainable methodologies such as using treated sewage water and thermal energy storage systems.
These plants will also be connected to Empower’s centralised Command Control Centre, which provides real-time information and overview about plant operations.