December 19th, 2013
Empower, the leading district cooling provider in the Middle East, has topped off a stellar year by winning energy-efficient project of the year at the Big Project Middle East Award 2013.
At a gala event held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Empower was selected as the winner of this award for its contributions to developing and providing green power and water to the large communities it serves. Through using innovative technologies, Empower helped to save 32.1 megawatts and 147,000 tonnes of CO² per annum in its DIFC district cooling plant since being commissioned.
Attended by more than 400 guests from the Middle East construction industry, the event saw some of the region’s most exciting and dynamic construction projects and firms recognised for their contribution to the growth and development of the industry.
Receiving the award, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower said: “The Big Project Middle East Awards are recognised and respected throughout the region as a benchmark of outstanding projects. Empower considers winning this award a huge achievement and we are delighted to be recognised for our efforts to enhance the green-living of the region.
“Empower always seeks to further research the science and our own innovations of environmentally-friendly cooling, rather than simply implementing standard district cooling technology,” Bin Shafar added.
Empower has had a very succesful year in 2013, winning a total of four awards. One of the most signifciant was winning the first International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Innovation Award for its effective use of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) in combination with reverse osmosis (RO) process which optimises the efficiency of their large district chilled water plants.
The Big Project Middle East Awards 2013 were organised by Big Project Middle East magazine, under CPI Media Group.