Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), claimed to be the world’s largest district cooling services provider, said that its district cooling transmission pipeline has crossed the 223 km mark in Dubai, UAE.
“Empower was able to become a leading example in the district cooling industry and we are moving ahead in our expansion while adopting world-class standards as far as operations and services are concerned to provide consistent and round-the-clock district cooling services to our customers,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, chief executive officer of Empower.
Empower aims to achieve maximum efficiency levels from operating its chilling network. This stems from its firm belief in efficiency and sustainability, Bin Shafar added.
“We are very aware that advanced infrastructure will contribute in offering world-class chilling services, thus we at Empower work on continuously improving our network to cater to the daily needs of our customers.”
The company’s current network covers key projects across Dubai, such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, International Media Production Zone, Academic City, Mirdif, and Dubai Design District, among others.
Bin Shafar added that district cooling services is the ideal replacement for conventional chilling services thanks to its competitive offerings. He explained: “For example, costs of maintenance and disruption of services aren’t passed on to end users. This service is also very feasible to investors in the medium to long run and it is environment-friendly.”
He added that all these competitive traits of district cooling for end users and investors alike motivate the company to continuously enhance its transmission network, which has resulted in an increase of length to reach 223 km.
“Empower’s district cooling systems provide effective and efficient means of air conditioning. Water is cooled in central plants and distributed through a network of piping systems to individual customers in different buildings. Empower’s expanded pipeline network reflects the growth in the areas it covers, plants it operates and customers it serves in Dubai.
Empower said its pipeline network is among the most efficient globally, because the company has strategic tie-ups with some of the world’s major suppliers of pre-insulated pipes, a critical element in district cooling systems.