Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling service provider, announced that it has awarded a contract worth AED 193 million for the construction of a next-generation district cooling plant, with the aim of providing the Dubai Land Residence Region complex (DLRC) with the company’s environmentally friendly district cooling services in accordance with international standards. Construction of the building has already started at the site, and the production capacity of the first phase of the plant will reach 23,500 reefer tons (RT) upon completion, which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2023.
The company also announced that the total production capacity of the new plant will reach 47,000 RTs upon completion of all construction phases of the project. The design of the new plant meets the highest international construction and design standards, in particular those related to sustainable green building standards and takes into account the distinctive modern architectural identity of Dubai in general and the DLRC region in particular. .
The DLRC project is a unique freehold project developed by Dubai Holding as it is family-friendly and effectively meets the needs of its residents through innovative and brilliantly executed housing. This project also offers the highest modern standards of living and includes mosques, schools and healthcare facilities. Strategically located, DLRC offers convenient access to the Trade Center, University City, Meydan Racecourse, and Dubai International Airport, among others.
“As part of its commitment to modernization and expansion plans for its facilities and technical staff, Empower is moving forward with a well-thought-out methodology to develop the company’s infrastructure to elevate its performance at unprecedented levels and to employ the necessary investments to expand its operations in Dubai, especially as Empower’s share of the Dubai district cooling market stands at 79.5%,” said Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
“Empower is keen to continue to provide high quality, environmentally friendly and sustainable district cooling services to support Dubai’s leadership role in reducing carbon emissions as directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai,” he concluded.