Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced the commissioning of its new advanced district cooling plant at Mirdif in Dubai aimed at providing better services to the residents of Ghoroob community with the efficient and environmentally friendly district cooling energy.
Developed by Dubai Properties in 2007 on a 3.3-million-sq-ft area, Ghoroob stands among the most sought-after residential destinations in the Mirdif district. It embraces 59 low-rise buildings (five floors) featuring 3,000 various housing units.
The new plant, which is more advanced and economically designed in line with the global environmental standards, will have a total capacity of 18,500 refrigeration tons (RT).
Empower revealed that the new state-of-the-art district cooling plant will replace the existing two semi-permanent plants that are successfully providing district cooling services to the Mirdif residents for 10 years.
The replacement of the semi-permanent plants with an advanced permanent district cooling plant comes as part of Empower's plans to upgrade its infrastructure, enhance its services, and to achieve Dubai's goals to transforming customer services to higher levels of global competition while maintaining sustainability and protecting the environment and natural resources, said a top official.
"The Ghoroob project plays a pivotal role in making the Mirdif region an ideal residential destination for a large segment of young workers and middle-income families who prefer to reside in Dubai," said its CEO Ahmad bin Shafar.
"Empower has not been late in building a modern and more advanced plant to replace the two semi-permanent plants after a decade of their outstanding performance in providing district cooling services," he noted.
The new Mirdif district cooling plant has already been connected to Empower's Command Control Centre, that has the ability to analysis of up to two million data from chillers, transformers, cooling towers, water supplies and more, using the advanced Scada system, he added.