March 19th, 2005
Empower will build a district cooling system plant for the Dubai Healthcare City cluster.
The agreement was signed by Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp (Empower), and Omar Al Shunnar, DHCC chief sales and marketing officer.
With a total capacity of 55,000 tonnes, the district cooling system (DCS) plant will cater initially to the first phase of DHCC, covering 4.1 million square feet.
“Our resident companies will be able to benefit from great savings in energy costs afforded by Empower’s district cooling due to energy efficiency and economies of scale,” Al Shunnar said.
“Empower’s mission is to provide energy efficient services to support the economic development in Dubai,” said Bin Shafar.
“We are keen to promote energy-efficient practices that will be key to our progress in coming years.” The DCS will cool water at a central plant and distribute it through a network of piping systems to DHCC’s individual buildings.