Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), one of the largest district cooling services providers, has announced that it has awarded contracts worth AED 217 million in the first quarter of 2021.
The deals were awarded majorly for the development of company’s district cooling infrastructure in Dubai, including the expansion of pipeline network, setting up semi-permanent plant rooms, establishing Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems and Energy Transfer Stations (ETS).
With awarding the new contracts, Empower increases its operational efficiency and capacity, widens its service network in Dubai and reaching more clients.
According to Empower, an ambitious plan was devised to meet the increasing demand for Empower services from the various parts of Dubai, provided through 84 plant rooms serving more than 140,000 customers in 1,252 buildings.
The first phase of the contracts was awarded for various activities related to network expansion, it stated.
This included network consultancy, procurement of pre-insulated pipes, fittings and valves as well as installations for major projects including Marsa Al Arab, Omniyat Anwa Tower, Wasl1 and Damac Aykon City at Shaikh Zayed road, in addition to expansion of its district cooling plants network in Dubai Health Care City, Dubai Media City and Jumeirah Beach hotels.
Contracts that were awarded during the period mostly comprised setting up of semi-permanent plants and energy transfer stations for Empower’s vital projects such as Deira Waterfront development.
CEO Ahmad bin Shafar said: "Further expansion of Empower's existing distribution network in Dubai for district cooling services, which has a total length of more than 350 km, (the longest in the world), will reinforce its position as the world’s largest district cooling service provider."
Bin Shafar emphasized that innovative and advanced technologies were being used in the comprehensive development of company’s infrastructure, including the expansion of the transmission and distribution network that is being implemented in various regions of Dubai," he added.