Middle East Utilities
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contract worth Dh25mn ($6.8 million) to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai.
This extension work will be completed by the end of 2019, and will link ‘Al Wasl Tower 2020’ and the ‘Yotel Hotel’ in Sheikh Zayed Road, ‘The Address Hotel’ and the ‘One JBR Tower’ in Jumeirah Beach Residence as well as Barsha Heights with the permanent cooling plants located in the respective areas.
Extension of pipe network is part of Empower’s strategy to expand its projects as demand for district cooling services is growing in several real estate projects. Empower develops its infrastructure which also meets the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021, where infrastructure is the most important pillar.
Empower specified that the cooling pipe network presently serving Dubai Arena, will extend to serve Al Wasl Tower 2020, with a capacity of 3,900 RT, Yotel Hotel with 1,500 RT capacity