March 6th, 2011
Bin Shafar: “District cooling is the most eco-friendly air-conditioning technology in meeting the world’s CO2 reduction targets”
Dubai, UAE, 6th March, 2011: Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the region, will showcase its latest district cooling solutions at the 13th Water Technology, Energy and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2011) which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 8 to 10, 2011.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower said: “WETEX has achieved remarkable success in its goal of saving energy and preserving natural resources. We will use our participation to discuss latest advancements in the district cooling side with international companies participating in the show. Dubai has made rapid strides in preserving water and energy resources through the use of district cooling technologies, which are very environmentally friendly.”
He added: “We anticipate a dramatic increase in demand for district cooling in the coming years. This adds more weight to our participation in the show which has successfully positioned itself as an important platform for showcasing new technologies for the region.”
SmarTech is introduced at WETEX 2011 to give the green and energy-efficient technology a platform to showcase their expertise. This is where district cooling plays a crucial role as well as it is considered a significant technology in preserving natural resources in the world.
In line with the Exhibition's aim of spreading awareness of rational consumption oriented towards environmentally-friendly water and energy consumption, Empower will highlight that
District cooling is 50% more efficient than conventional air conditioning solutions.
Bin Shafar added: “By the farsighted vision of the Emirate, district cooling technology managed to ease the load off the electricity grid. This cooling technology is the most eco-friendly air-conditioning solution to meet the world’s CO2 reduction targets. We urge GCC countries to take UAE’s efforts into DCS as a model. The regional growth in district cooling systems will be huge in the years to come.”
WETEX not only represents technologies, but also adopts and supports the issues and topics in the field of sustainable development and conservation of the environment.
Empower is providing district cooling service to a wide array of projects in Dubai, including Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Business Bay and City Of Arabia.