Empower awards new cooling plant contract
Dubai, February 18, 2013
Empower, one of the largest district cooling companies in the Middle East, has awarded Al Habtoor STFA Soil Group (HSSG) the contract for carrying out shoring and enabling works in its new district cooling plant at Business Bay in Dubai.
Business Bay project is the first district cooling plant to be constructed in Dubai compliant with the new TSE and TES requirements, as per Dubai Executive Council Directive for conserving environmental resources, including water, in providing district cooling services, said a company statement.
Once ready, the new plant will provide 34,000 RT, catering to the needs of the Business Bay residents, businesses and offices, it added.
A joint venture between Tecom and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), provides district cooling services to leading real estate projects in Dubai.
Commenting on the move, CEO Ahmed Bin Shafar said, “We awarded this project to HSSG as the company is handling projects of similar nature in Business Bay. We always select our constructors after due diligence and we have chosen this company for its record and experience in the UAE in this domain.”
According to him, the implementation of the contract will take three months. "We are getting ready to open the tender to appoint the primary constructor to build the plant, with preference being given to local companies and those that we worked with in the past," said Bin Shafar.
"The new plant will serve the needs of residents and offices based in Business Bay around the area of Al Khail Road. It will increase the production capacity of Empower by 10 percent once it is up and running," he added.-TradeArabia News Service