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Empower highlights value of district cooling for community health

Says 200+ medical facilities are benefitting from its district cooling services

| | Jun 22, 2021 | 7:09 pm
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DUBAI, UAE, 22 June 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) underscored its continuous support for the healthcare sector in Dubai by highlighting how it is providing more than 40 healthcare projects with its district cooling services. On top of the list comes the Dubai Health Care City, where Empower said it is providing a total capacity of 142,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT) in the first and second phases of the project.

Empower made the announcement on the sidelines of the two largest healthcare and laboratory exhibitions in the Middle East and North Africa – Arab Health 2021 and Medlab Middle East 2021, running from June 22 to 24 in Dubai. The events, Empower highlighted, have attracted top local, regional and international specialists in the fields of medicine and healthcare from more than 150 countries.

Ahmad Bin Shafar

Empower said it is serving more than 200 medical institutions across Dubai, including major hospitals, clinics and laboratories, such as Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), Mediclinic City Hospital, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Neuro Spinal Hospital, Barraquer Eye Hospital, Galadari Derma Clinic, The International Modern Hospital and Al Jalila Foundation Head Quarters.

“The healthcare sector lies among the most important domains provided with Empower’s world-class cooling services,” Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said. Such services embody one of the modern solutions that ensure healthy societies; protect the environment, the climate and natural resources; and effectively reduce fossil fuels-based energy use, he said.

Bin Shafar said that broadening the scope of these solutions is yet a must to enable societies to enjoy modern life without wasting resources or exposing public health and the environment to the carbon emissions hazards.

Bin Shafar further explained that the company will go on supporting the sector. This is done by enabling medical and treatment institutions, hospitals, laboratories and all other facilities operating under the health care umbrella in Dubai to obtain energy and cost-efficient cooling services that are provided through noise-free operations and that are never interrupted, to ensure the comfort of the patients and the medical staff, he said

Dubai Healthcare City, the largest integrated healthcare district in the Middle East and North Africa, Empower said, uses its district cooling services. It encompasses two parts. The first lies at the heart of Dubai on an area of more than four million square feet. The city is home to 160 medical facilities ranging from medical centres, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and medical and educational centres, with more than 3,700 professionals in various medical fields. The second part of the city extends over an area of about 18 million square feet. There are also some public health resorts and residences overlooking the waterfront. In total, it embraces six different areas.

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