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Empower Awards Major Contract to Allied Consultants

August 10th, 2008

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower) today announced it has signed a contract with Allied Consultants Ltd, a development consulting company, for ensuring the supply of 53,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) of district cooling services to the Tijara Town development.

The contract was signed by Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, and Ahmed Abdul Ghani, Chairman of Allied Consultants.

The AED6 billion (US$1.63 billion) Tijara Town , located in Dubailand and developed by Dubai Properties, will be the first project in the emirate to offer integrated offices, showrooms, warehouses and residential apartments as one unit.

Empower, the largest district cooling service provider in the region, will be responsible for the Tijara Town district cooling plant, while Allied Consultants will carry out the design and supervision of the seven kilometer chilled water distribution piping network.

Bin Shafar said: “Empower is highly selective about identifying the right partner for every project. We are delighted to offer this key contract to Allied Consultants, which has the wherewithal to implement major projects of this magnitude.

“As industry leaders, we are keen to ensure every aspect of Empower’s operations stays top notch and our services conform to the highest international standards. We offer environmentally friendly solutions that are economical and energy efficient, and reflect our objective to prevent excessive energy consumption in the community.”

Abul Ghani said: “As leaders in designing the pipe network for chilled water distribution in district cooling, we have a successful track record spanning several years. Our project portfolio includes regional industry leaders such as Empower. Leveraging our technology and expertise, we are confident of executing the contract in record time for the benefit of the community.”

Empower’s scope of services at the Tijara Town development involves the cooling of multiple buildings or facilities from one or more central plants, all linked together via a chilled water piping network.

District cooling provides significant economic benefits for large scale users, with latest estimates indicating it will grow into a US$30 billion industry in the next 10 years in the Middle East .

Located close to

Emirates Road
, Tijara Town will span 188 hectares. With 51 customizable freehold mixed-used units of 7,700 square metres each, the development seeks to help businesses improve efficiency through low operational costs.

A joint venture between TECOM Investments and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Empower recently won global recognition when it received four prestigious awards at the International District Energy Association's (IDEA) 99th Annual Conference in Florida, US. The company currently handles projects for several prominent developments in Dubai, including the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Healthcare City , Jumeirah Beach Residence, Culture Village , Business Bay , and the City of Arabia .


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