Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced a new deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems to help take advantage of its revolutionary air-conditioning and heating systems, which will lead to a qualitative leap in the UAE group's environmentally friendly district cooling operations.
Under the new deal, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems will supply Empower with advanced water-cooled centrifugal chillers with a total cooling capacity of 100,000 refrigeration tons (RT).
It also allows Empower to double the number of centrifugal chillers to a total cooling capacity of 200,000 RT over the next two years, which is equivalent to 11% of the total cooling capacity.
"Our deal with the Japanese heavy industries giant Mitsubishi will bear future fruits for modernising our systems with innovative technologies that contribute to low-noise production processes, more energy-efficient, and higher performance in protecting the environment," stated its CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar after signing the agreement with Kaoru Kusumoto President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems.
"These achievements are in line with our long-term strategy that aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 30% by 2030, as well as the UAE's strategy and sustainability plans to reduce carbon footprint," he added.
According to him, Empower will start using the new units in its plants under construction located in Zabeel, Business Bay, Madinat Jumeirah and Dubailand City in Dubai, to serve residential, commercial, health, educational and mixed-use projects.
The deal reflects Empower's permanent readiness to meet the increasing current and future demand, which is driven by developers and real estate owners' growing awareness of the economic, health and environmental benefits of district cooling, he added.