The company claims its pipeline network is among the most efficient globally
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) has unveiled expansion plans that will see its District Cooling transmission pipeline crossing the 225-kilometre mark in Dubai by the end of 2015.
Empower said its pipeline network is among the most efficient globally, because the company has strategic tie-ups with some of the world’s major suppliers of pre-insulated pipes, a critical element in District Cooling systems. One of the suppliers is ELIPS, located in Jebel Ali, in which Empower holds major share. In 2010, Empower found an alternative solution to importing supplies of pre-insulated pipes through ELIPS, which manufactures pipes of similar high standards.
“Empower’s District Cooling systems provide effective and efficient means of air conditioning,” said H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, the Chief Executive Officer of Empower. “Water is cooled in central plants and distributed through a network of piping systems to individual customers in different buildings. We have expanded the pipeline network proportionate to the growth in areas we cover and opened new cooling plants. We have been successful in commissioning District Cooling projects on schedule, because we have control over the supply of the all-important pre-insulated pipes.”