Says that the new plant design reflects UAE’s commitment to sustainability
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines the plans of Empower’s new district cooling plan in Business Bay during his tour at WETEX
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examined the plans for Empower’s new district cooling plant in Business Bay during his tour of DEWA’s 15th annual Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), Empower announced. As the first district cooling plant to abide by the Dubai Executive Council’s recent environmental sustainability guidelines, Empower’s new plant is in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s directives to utilise the most energy environmentally friendly technologies available, it claimed.
Empower pointed out that the plant, which will reportedly utilise treated waste water sourced from Dubai Municipality, will only require 0.9 kilowatts (KW) to produce one refrigeration tonne of cooling, whereas, traditional non-district cooling systems consume up to double that amount – 1.8 KW of energy every hour – to produce one RT of cooling.
Ahmed Bin Shafar, Empower’s CEO, highlighting the new plant’s design as a reflection of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s commitment to conservation and environmental sustainability, said: “Last year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed launched the UAE Green Economy Initiative, a comprehensive strategy to maximise the country’s energy efficiency, conserve our natural resource and safeguard our long-term energy security. Today, we are very pleased to unveil the design of this new plant that will provide Business Bay with efficient cooling services, while reflecting the UAE’s commitment to environmental sustainability.”