Emicool wins Dubai Motor City deal
Dubai, January 22, 2008
Emirates District Cooling Company (Emicool) has been awarded the construction of two new district cooling plants in the Dubai Motor City development.
The plants, once completed, will be able to provide up to 92,000 tons of additional refrigeration to the development.
Emicool is a subsidiary of M’Sharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments.
The construction of both plants has been awarded to Drake and Scull and Plant 7 will be completed by June 2008, while Plant 8 will be completed by February 2010. The plants will be constructed at a cost of Dh600 million and can individually generate up to 46,000 tons of refrigeration each.
“The total installed district cooling (DC) capacity in the UAE is expected to reach four million tons of refrigeration (TR) by 2012,” said Adib Moubadder, general manager of Emicool. “We at Emicool are excited to face up to the challenge of significantly meeting the growing expectations of the UAE district cooling market and are confident that our expertise and experience in this field as well as the cutting-edge technology that we possess, will vastly benefit us in achieving our goals in the coming years.”
By way of its expanded production capacity, Emicool will be able to provide chilled water to five major projects within Dubai Motor City that are currently under development. These are the Dubai Autodrome, the Up Town at Motor City, the Green Community Motor City, Business Park, and the Formula 1 Theme Park.
Another key project that Emicool is presently focused on is the Dubai Investments Park (DIP). In recent months, Emicool has invested heavily in DIP and added a cooling capacity of 8,000 refrigeration tons to Plant 4 to bring the plant’s total cooling capacity to 22,500 refrigeration tons. Similar developments are taking place at Plant No. 1 which has recently acquired a new Thermo Storage Tank. –TradeArabia News Service