Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that the total number of buildings to be supplied with district cooling services will reach 260 buildings in the Business Bay, by the completion of its project.
Empower has been providing district cooling services to 62% of Business Bay area currently. The project is expected to be completed within the next 4 years, as the region is witnessing a tremendous urban growth. The project will be the largest district cooling project in the world upon completion, with a total cooling capacity of 350,000 RT from six cooling plants.
Empower is providing district cooling services to Business Bay through three main plants - Business Bay 1, Business Bay 2 and Business Bay 3, with a cooling capacity of 135,000 RT, and is currently working on the completion of Business Bay 4, Business Bay 5, and Business Bay 6, as part of its expansion plan in the area. In 2018, Empower has signed a contract to design the two new cooling plants, 4 and 5, with a capacity of more than 90,000 RT that will raise the total cooling capacity to 225,000 RT in Business Bay.
“Empower continues its efforts to develop its infrastructure and strengthen its base of more than 100,000 customers across Dubai. However, Business Bay is Empower’s largest project in the region and the world, in terms of the number of buildings, production capacity (260 buildings, 350,000 RT) at the completion of the six stations, and technologies used such as Artificial Intelligence. Three of these stations are currently under construction (4,5, and 6). These stations also will be connected to State-of-the-art Command Control Centre located at the head office,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
Bin Shafar highlighted that, through its pioneering local and international projects, Empower aims to contribute to achieving the Dubai Plan 2021, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a smart and sustainable city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy and sustainable. Empower’s infrastructure development projects are designed to meet the growing demand for district cooling services, especially in a region with significant urban and commercial growth, such as Business Bay, the hub of economy and trade in Dubai.
Empower provides district cooling services to more than 1,090 buildings, catering to more than 100,000 customers. The company operates more than 1.43 Million Refrigeration Tons (RT), providing environmentally friendly district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Bluewaters, Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, International Media Production Zone and others.