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Bee’ah Partners with Tabreed to Develop District Cooling Plants in Sharjah

ME Construction News Summary Bee’ah has signed a partnership agreement with the National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) to explore the development of large-scale district cooling projects in Sharjah. The agreement was signed during the World Future Energy Summit, held in Abu Dhabi and...


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“Empowering youth is critical for UAE” says Abu Dhabi Department of Energy chairman

MEP Middle East Summary “Youth empowerment is paramount to the UAE’s growth”, said Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy (DoE) chairman HE Awaidha Al Marar on Monday. Speaking at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020, Al Marar highlighted the importance of harnessing youths to achieve the...


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Empower participates in the World Future Energy Summit 2020

MEP Middle East Summary Empower has announced its participation in the 13th edition of the World Future Energy Summit 2020, the world's largest annual conference on renewable and future energy solutions. The summit is being held from 13 to 16 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre...


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Empower Pilots the World's First Unmanned District Cooling Plant

Construction Week Online Summary The world’s largest district cooling service provider Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced the pilot operation of the world’s first unmanned cooling plant at Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) in Dubai, which will have a total cooling...


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Empower Starts Construction of $46mn Cooling Plant in Barsha Heights

ME Construction News Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has started the construction of a permanent district cooling plant in Barsha Heights, at an estimated cost of $46 million. The construction will be carried out in two phases and is expected to be completed in...


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The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost?

New York Times Summary Desalinated seawater is the lifeblood of Saudi Arabia, no more so than at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, an international research center that rose from the dry, empty desert a decade ago. Produced from water from the adjacent Red Sea that is forced...


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Tabreed's New CEO, Bader Al Lamki, Talks About The Company's Planned Entry Into New Markets

Middle East Utilities Summary Just a few months in his role as CEO of Tabreed, Bader Saeed Al Lamki is very optimistic about the future of district cooling in the Middle East. He speaks to UME about his expansion plans in and outside the region and how Tabreed is leveraging advancements in...


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Key Goals Achieved During Empower's Summer Campaign

​MEP Middle East Summary Empower achieved the objectives of its annual summer campaign to reduce district cooling energy consumption, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’, the company has said in a statement. The campaign formed part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability...


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Refrigeration tonnes spike 12% at UAE's Emicool to 355,000 in H1'19

​Construction Week Online Summary UAE-based district cooling service provider Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a subsidiary of Dubai Financial Market-listed (DFM), Dubai Investments has recorded 355,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) in the first six months of 2019 by connecting to more than 2...


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Masdar and EDF to Establish Energy Services Company

Energy Central Summary Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and French low-carbon electricity leader, EDF, have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture energy services company (Esco). At a special ceremony at the World Energy...