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Empower awards network extension contract worth AED 25 million

Company takes the step to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai

| | Aug 8, 2019 | 10:06 am
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Ahmed Bin Shafar

DUBAI, UAE, 8 August 2019: Dubai-headquartered Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) announced through a Press release that it has awarded a contract worth AED 25 million to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai.

The extension work will be completed by the end of 2019 and will link Al Wasl Tower 2020 and the Yotel Hotel in Sheikh Zayed Road, The Address Hotel and the One JBR Tower in Jumeirah Beach Residence, as well as Barsha Heights, with permanent cooling plants located in the respective areas, said the release.

According to the release, extension of the pipe network is part of Empower’s strategy to expand its projects, as demand for District Cooling services is growing in several real estate projects. Empower, the release said, develops its infrastructure, which also meets the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021, where infrastructure is the most important pillar.

The release specified that the cooling pipe network presently serving Dubai Arena, will extend to serve Al Wasl Tower 2020, with a capacity of 3,900 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) and Yotel Hotel with 1,500 TR capacity, and will be connected to a permanent cooling plant, located in Business Bay.

The release also said that Empower’s pipe network at Barsha Heights will be extended to serve the new buildings in the area and will be connected to the permanent plant located there.

Furthermore, the release said, the Address Hotel will be served with 6,500 TR, and the One JBR Tower with 1,550 TR, through the existing pipe network at JBR. They will be connected to the permanent cooling plant in the same area, the release added.

The release quoted Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, as saying: “The cooling service pipeline network is gradually developing by the years, as Dubai’s real estate projects are increasing. This reflects the confidence of investors and developers in our environmentally friendly District Cooling services that contribute to reducing carbon emissions. At Empower, we continuously work to develop infrastructure to provide efficient and high-quality District Cooling services to the customers adding to our customer base.

“The innovative solutions and technologies that Empower is constantly developing, especially in its pipeline network, are part of our efforts to implement the UAE Green Growth Strategy, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”

Bin Shafar stressed that the current pipeline network extension in these areas will be completed by the end of 2019, and projects will be linked using latest technology, which will help in uninterrupted delivery of services to the customers.

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