Dubai, UAE, 30 May 2018: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has signed an agreement to provide 3,900 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT) of District Cooling services to Wasl Tower, the company announced in a Press communiqué.
According to Empower, the 300-metre-high Wasl Tower has 64 floors, features one of the world’s tallest ceramic façades and includes offices, hotels and residential spaces. The tower, which is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, will be delivered by 2020, the communiqué said.
Empower also announced that the project will be served from its District Cooling plant in Business Bay, and that work to connect the building has already commenced and will be delivered in the last quarter of 2019. Empower’s cooling plants will be linked through the construction of a network using state-of-the-art technology to connect pipes via a tunnel under Sheikh Zayed Road, the communiqué said.
Commenting on the deal, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “Empower is in the process of serving more leading real estate projects and aims to provide all Dubai sectors – residential, commercial and entertainment facilities – with District Cooling services that have international standards. This supports Dubai’s pioneering role in reducing carbon emissions, which is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”
His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim, CEO, Wasl Asset Management, said: “It is our pleasure to partner with Empower to have District Cooling systems with environmentally sustainable specifications that support the environmental approach and sustainable development objectives of Dubai installed in our tower. This will further enhance the sustainable real estate sector in the UAE.”