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Empower awards AED 197 million contract to construct new DCP in Dubai Production City

First phase to be completed by the end of 2020, says District Cooling utility provider

| | Nov 3, 2019 | 1:47 pm
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DUBAI, UAE, 28 October 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has started the construction of its new plant in Dubai Production City, worth AED 197 million, the utility said through a Press release. The project will be implemented in two phases, with the first phase expected to be completed by the end of 2020, the release added.

Ahmad Bin Shafar

According to the release, the total capacity of the project will be 47,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) and will serve its customers in Dubai Production City. This supports Empowers strategy to meet the growing demand for District Cooling services, and to provide high-quality and environmentally friendly District Cooling services, the release said. The plant is being constructed as per international standards and seeks to achieve LEED Gold certification, the release said.

The new plant in Dubai Production City will use the latest chiller technology, achieving unprecedented low kW/TR,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower. “Two thermal energy storage (TES) tanks will be functioning in the plant; this technology helps to optimise the usage of on and off peak hours and, thus, saves energy efficiently. Treated sewage effluent (TSE) technology will also be used in the plant operation, to save potable water and preserve resources for generations to come.
We strive to achieve the vision of our wise leadership in all our projects. Empower supports the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050; the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy, to reduce carbon emissions by 21% by 2021; and Smart Dubai, which aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. District Cooling is one of the key solutions to achieve these objectives.

“The plant, constructed as per international standards, will significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, in addition to protecting natural resources. The new plant will be connected to Empowers state-of-the-art remote Command Control Centre (CCC) by using advanced SCADA system. Operation will be controlled from CCC, and no human presence will be required at the plant.”

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