Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East
The world’s first unmanned and fully-automated district cooling plant is now 80% complete, Empower has announced.
The district cooling services provider, led by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, reports that construction on its Jumeirah Village facility is edging closer to completion.
When fully operational the plant will have a total capacity of 50,000 refrigeration tonnes, forming part of Empower’s strategy to develop its infrastructure using advanced smart technologies.
“Construction of the world’s first unmanned district cooling plant is taking place as per the schedule and with no delay,” said Bin Shafar.
“The new cooling plant will be connected to Empower’s state-of-the-art command control centre, which is using the Advanced SCADA system, with the capacity to read two million [pieces of] data per minute related to cooling towers, chillers, transformers, [and] water supply.