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Empower connects Marsa Al Arab with 3,700 RT of district cooling

Says it linked the hospitality industry development to its Jumeirah chilled water plant.

| | Jan 4, 2022 | 6:59 pm
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DUBAI, UAE, 4 January 2022: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) said it has started supplying the Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab development with its district cooling services for a total capacity of 3,700 refrigeration tons (RT). Making the announcement through a Press release, Empower said this comes within the first phase, set in the agreement, signed by Empower and Dubai Holding in the middle of 2021.

Empower said it has managed to connect the building to its chilled water network from its Jumeirah district cooling plant within a short span of time. Using special techniques, pipes were made to cross the vital Jumeirah street through an underground tunnel to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on the busy road, it further said.

Ahmad bin Shafar

Empower said it supports Dubai’s fast growing hospitality sector. It added that more than 17% of the hotels in Dubai are served with the company’s energy-efficient and environmentally friendly district cooling services. Marsa Al Arab, it said, is a new addition to the company’s portfolio of district cooling projects.

Marsa Al Arab is situated along the longest private beachfront in Dubai, with design influences of a futuristic superyacht, Empower said. It features 386 rooms and suites, four penthouses, as well as 83 luxury hotel apartment suites, set amid private landscaped gardens.

Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will be another iconic addition to the spectacular Dubai skyline, and a complement to our distinguished portfolio in the hotels and resorts sector. We are confident in our ability to create a more sustainable future through the advanced cooling technologies that we use in our operations.

“Empower continues to play its leading role in the district cooling industry. The company is looking forward to more successes, particularly after Dubai government’s announcement on the listing of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower),  the world’s largest district cooling services provider, on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The listing is part of the Emirate’s efforts to double the size of its capital market to AED 3 trillion.”

Marsa Al Arab

Bin Shafar said Empower has been providing district cooling services for more than a decade to Jumeriah Group’s Emirates Towers Hotel, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Emirates Academy for Hospitality Management and Madinat Jumeirah. The utility company has also been

serving other major projects of Dubai Holding, such as Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Design District, Dubai Production City and Dubai Healthcare City.

“Our support to the hospitality sector in Dubai continues with the aim of helping the sector to shoulder its responsibilities towards reducing carbon emissions and strengthening Dubai’s endeavors in achieving green economy and sustainable development, in addition to cutting down operation expenses in the hotel sector,” Bin Shafar said. “This goal is achievable, thanks to the highly efficient and environmentally friendly district cooling systems that leverage artificial intelligence.”


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