Culture Village gets Empower cooling system
Dubai, October 28, 2007
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has signed a contract with leading master developers Dubai Properties to supply 44,000 tons of district cooling to Culture Village.
The agreement was signed by executive chariman of Dubai Properties Hashim Al Dabal and CEO of Empower Ahmad bin Shafar.
Culture Village ia a world-class destination offering an inspired mix of Arabic and old Dubai architecture within a contemporary, urbane setting.
The deal is in line with the directive from vice-president and prime minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum which mandates builders and developers in Dubai to comply with green building standards to ensure a healthy and environment-friendly city.
'Providing safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly energy guarantees benefits to the developer as well as residents of the community. The clean and sustainable energy helps ease extra demand on local power utilities, while offering better fuel flexibility and reduced air pollution,' said Ahmad bin Shafar.
The 40 million square feet Culture Village project is the latest of several mega projects that have signed up Empower for its unique centralised district cooling service, which is more cost-effective than the conventional air cooled chiller systems.
'District cooling is the most eco-friendly technology in meeting the world CO2 reduction targets. Dubai Properties' initiative with Empower will complement our philosophy to model the Culture Village with new-age, sustainable technology. With its services, Empower will add value to the inhabitants of this mega development and offer the community a redefined lifestyle,' saidAl Dabal .
Empower is currently providing 60,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) to Jumeirah Beach Residence, the impressive 22 million square feet development spanning 1.7km, featuring 36 residential towers, four hotel towers and beach clubs.
The company also handles projects for several prominent clusters in Dubai, including the dynamic new financial district - Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), as well as the Dubai Healthcare City, City of Arabia and the Business Bay.- TradeArabia News Service