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Empower completes $16.3mn expansion of DIFC district cooling plant

By District Energy posted 09-03-2018 00:00


Gavin Davids, ME Construction News


Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has completed a $16.3 million expansion of its district cooling plant in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), meeting its approved time plan for the project, it has announced.

According to a WAM report, the 62,000RT plant is now one of the largest operational district cooling plants in the region. The expansion includes the addition of six eco-friendly EcoWise Centrifugal Chillers by Trane, with each having a capacity of 3,150RT. These are designed to lower their environmental impact through the use of next-generation, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

“The continuous demand for district cooling systems reflects confidence from real-estate owners and developers, and their awareness of the importance of efficient and environmentally responsible district cooling systems. District cooling systems have become an integral part of planning and designing modern buildings in Dubai,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

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