DUBAI, UAE, 11 April 2023: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) said it has commenced operation of its new District Cooling plant in Dubailand, with a cooling capacity of 47,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT). Making the announcement through a Press release, Empower said the plant will serve the residential community of the Dubai Land Residence Complex (DLRC), which it described as one of the prominent residential destinations in the city that features parks, libraries, mosques, hotels, educational institutes, medical facilities and shopping centres. The number of buildings connected to the plant is set to reach more than 250, including mixed-use buildings, Empower said.
In 2022, Empower said, it awarded a construction and outfitting contract worth AED 193 million for the plant, which it described as one of the next-generation modern and environmentally friendly plants that leverages international standards and technologies.
Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the plant, H.E. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “We were keen to complete the plant with modern specifications and in a record time that did not exceed a year, thanks to the efforts of our teams to continue increasing the levels of quality and competitiveness in providing service to the customers, and their tireless work to increase the company’s asset portfolio and implement the strategic plans aimed at expanding the scope of Empower’s services in the emirate.”
H.E. Bin Shafar stressed that Empower is keen to fulfill its core and firm commitment to enhance Dubai’s economy and continue to provide high-quality and environmentally friendly District Cooling services with international specifications to support the emirate’s leading role in sustainable developments, protecting the environment and natural resources, and reducing carbon emissions, in line with the directives of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.