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Empower completes shoring work at fourth district cooling plant

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has completed the shoring work for its fourth district cooling plant in Business Bay, Dubai

The US$68.06mn project is set to have a cooling capacity of 50,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT).

?Empower is currently providing district cooling services from three plants in Business Bay with a total cooling capacity of 135,000 tons. We serve to more than 62% of the total number of buildings in Business Bay, and aspires to cover the remaining area that witnesses the development of many commercial, residential and mixed-use urban projects,? said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

Characterised by leading standards in energy production and environmental design, the new plant is situated in a strategic location close to Al Khail Road, and is connected to a robust distribution network that reflects the company?s readiness to provide quality services and meet the actual new demand, in accordance with the well-measured expectations of the needs and requirements of urban expansion in Dubai.

Empower will implement the advanced solutions that leverage artificial intelligence techniques in the operation of the new plant including Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems that helps achieving considerable energy savings. In addition to the applications of artificial intelligence and the analysis of weather forecast data, company uses Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) technology in plant operations, which contributes to reducing the consumption of fresh water and preserving natural resources for future generations.

Bin Shafar emphasised that company?s plants are becoming a global model in the district cooling industry, and their operation reflects a high commitment to environmental sustainability solutions and application of the highest standards of efficiency and reliability.

The Business Bay plant is the pick of the progress achieved by Empower in district cooling industry, thanks to the optimal utilisation of leading operating standards that contribute to reducing cooling energy consumption, the sustainable solutions in the use of treated sewage effluent, and a standard distribution technology that guarantees high reliable service.

Empower is preparing to announce, in the near future, some big achievements in the district cooling industry related to huge residential projects that have become the preferred destination for investors and families.