August 14th, 2012
Dubai, UAE, 14 August 2012: Allied Consultants has been awarded the contract for designing two district cooling (DC) plants of Empower in Business Bay in Dubai. The bids for designing the two projects, which will add to more than 80,000 refrigeration tons capacity in Business Bay, were invited by Empower in February.
Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Empower adopts a meticulous approach to selecting service providers, especially in projects that required sophisticated technical expertise. After a thorough evaluation, Allied Consultants proposal was found to be very comprehensive and covered all technical details that we asked for.
Allied Consultants has executed many projects for Empower, including the design of the TECOM, Mirdif and Al-Quoz District Cooling plants.
Stringent selection criteria were laid down to ensure that the right company gets the job of designing the two plants, with preference being given to companies that showed high professionalism in submitting their designs.
The two plants that will boost Empower’s production by 20 percent will serve an area of 12 kilometers catering to the requirements of homes and offices in Business Bay.
Each plant is designed to deliver at least 40,000 Tons of refrigeration. While one plant is located in upper Business Bay, the other is located in lower Business Bay. The existing plant is Business Bay is Executive Towers Plant.
Both plants will be connected to the common Business Bay district cooling distribution network, ultimately serving the full locality with chilled water supply and return lines.
Empower, which is a joint venture between TECOM and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is now producing more than 360,000 refrigeration tonnes serving a set of leading real estate projects in Dubai.