April 23rd, 2014
Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, aims to achieve a 20% nationalisation rate by 2015, it was revealed today.
The target was announced during Careers UAE, where the company is set to recruit experienced professionals and fresh graduates.
"Empower is a UAE success story that not only builds infrastructure for present day residents but also provides valuable and lasting services for future generations," said Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower. "Our achievements will hinge on home- grown talent who will ensure that our leadership’s vision of a sustainable future is realised. In order to fulfill this vision, we have to attract the best and the brightest, with Careers UAE providing an ideal platform to engage with the leaders of tomorrow.”
Empower’s nationalisation mandate is in line with the Emiratisation directives of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Of the 600 employees at Empower, 15% are UAE nationals.
“At Careers UAE, we will showcase our vision, corporate objectives, and milestones achieved over the last decade,” said Bin Shafar. “As an organisation focused on the delivery of world class services, we are very dedicated in training our workforce in global best practice and provide many opportunities for career development.”
Empower is a Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone (TECOM) Investments joint venture with a portfolio equaling nearly 1 million Refrigeration Tonnes (RT) of district cooling capacity. The company provides district cooling services to several landmark developments including Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Healthcare City, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence.