Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) said it has begun testing its command control centre, which will provide operations and performance data from its entire district cooling plants.
A leading district cooling service provider in the region and a subsidiary of Dubai Investments, Emicool has also started testing its unmanned machinery space (UMS) - associated with artificial intelligence (AI) Smart Systems, which has come in handy amid the outbreak of Covid-19.
This initiative is part of Emicool’s plans to apply digital transformation to its operations and the advanced technology is designed to play a role in creating a sustainable economy in the UAE.
On the new CCC, Emicool said it will draw data from points across the company - ranging from upstream to the downstream distribution network - visualising it on a state-of-the-art video wall and providing a single access point to its plants and network performance.
Moreover, the centre will grant decision-makers, operations performance indicators and track them against agreed production and strategic targets, it stated.
CEO Dr Adib Moubadder said: "The testing phase of the CCC represents a proud moment for Emicool as it cements our position as a company that is steadily progressing towards digital transformation by using advanced technology to support its operations and enhance its performance."
"The centre will help Emicool become more agile, efficient, and responsive by unlocking production capacity, maximising downstream value, and adapting to shifting market dynamics, while reliably meeting changing customer needs," explained Moubadder.
"With 18 district cooling plants across Dubai and a total operating capacity of 355,000 TR, Emicool will start testing other plants soon, making it one of the first district cooling companies in the region to do so," he added.