Empower provides district cooling to Mirdif Gate
Dubai, July 12, 2010
Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the Mena region, has added Mirdif Gate Buildings project to its portfolio of district cooling services.
Empower, a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Tecom Investments, said the project was preceded by extensive studies before investing into central stations and networks to enhance ROI in the long and short run.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower CEO, said Dubai was moving rapidly towards increased use of district cooling as an alternative to conventional district cooling because of its efficiency in rationalizing electricity consumption and conserving natural resources and reducing operating and maintenance costs.
"With this project, Empower will provide district cooling services to Mirdif area along other areas in Dubai most notably Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Business Bay and City Of Arabia," he observed.
Empower's district cooling systems (DCS) provide effective and efficient means of air conditioning. Water is cooled in central plants and distributed through a network of piping systems to individual customer buildings.
Bin Shafar said: “Empower’s world class plant in Mirdif will provide services to 59 buildings with a capacity of 320 refrigeration tonnes (RT). Mirdif station adopts world class techniques and provides customers with high quality services round the clock through hi-tech solutions and electronic systems.”
"We are happy to complete this project in Mirdif. We conducted extensive research on the demand factor. Mirdif is one of the dynamic destinations of Dubai and it is becoming a very busy area."
"This area has developed remarkably and it offers customers a wide array of options. We have managed to create a large demand on our services from landlords and tenants at the same time," he added.-TradeArabia News Service