January 9th, 2014
Empower, the leading district cooling provider in the Middle East, has received the US Consul General, His Excellency Robert Waller in a move to further boost US-UAE trade relations.
Both parties discussed the need for boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise within the energy and industrial sectors in the UAE and the US. In addition to promoting US exports to the UAE, the aim of the meeting was to discuss ways of increasing UAE investment in the US and bolstering bilateral trade.
“The meeting between Empower and the US Consular team proved to be inspirational and further strengthened the already strong trade relations between our two countries, particularly in the areas of sustainability and energy efficiency,” said Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO, Empower.
“With Empower being the first Middle Eastern board member of the International District Energy Association and in light of Dubai being elected as host city of the World Expo 2020, this meeting between the US Consul delegation and the Empower team has significant strategic value,” he added.
Dubai has seen a surge in both foreign and domestic investment and efficient government spending has resulted in the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure and a world class business and tourism destination.
Accompanied by Robert Bannerman, Foreign Commercial Attaché at the US Consulate in Dubai, Robert Waller praised Dubai’s development as a global business hub. Waller described the Emirate as a business model for the entire Middle East region, due to the long-term vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Empower currently provides district cooling to several prominent developments in Dubai, including Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai Healthcare City, Business Bay Area, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Al Khail Gate and Ghuroob Mirdif. Empower’s commitment to exploring new, innovative solutions to providing district cooling to reduce energy consumption and conserve the Emirate’s natural resources remains the key focus.