Empower’s district cooling use up 13pc in July
Dubai, August 10, 2011
Emirates Central Cooling (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the Mena region, said that consumption of district cooling provided by the company rose by 13.6 percent in July, compared to same period last year.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said that the increase is due to the higher occupancy in areas like Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Al Khail Gate, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Business Bay Executive Towers (BBET).
“New Buildings in Business Bay, Ghoroub Mirdif and Tecom C which have been added to our portfolio, in addition to the kick off of new plants mainly in Business Bay have fuelled this increase in July 2011,” Bin Shafar added.
Empower has witnessed a raise in the number of plants as part of the company’s expansion to respond to the huge demand for district cooling in the UAE.
Bin Shafar said: “The increase in the consumption of district cooling shows that Dubai is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of using district cooling system as an alternative to the conventional AC systems, leading to energy saving and environment conservation, as well as lower operations and maintenance costs.”
“We 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. Our clients have increased prominently in the last period which is a reflection of heightened awareness of district cooling advantages in the UAE,” he concluded.
Empower, which is a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and TECOM Investments, has developed a world class district cooling infrastructure and network, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service