Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) announced that it has awarded a contract worth AED 193 million to build a new-generation district cooling plant, with the aim of providing the Dubai Land Residence Complex (DLRC) region with environmentally friendly district cooling services, in line with international standards. Making the announcement through a Press release, Empower said the construction of the building has, in fact, already begun on the site, and the production capacity of the first phase of the plant will reach 23,500 refrigeration tons (RT) upon completion. The plant, it added, is scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2023.
Empower DLRC Plant
Empower said the total production capacity of the new plant will reach 47,000 RT upon completion of all construction phases of the project. The design of the new plant meets the highest international construction and designing standards, especially those relating to sustainable green building standards, and has considered the distinctive modern architectural identity of Dubai, in general, and the DLRC region, in particular, Empower said.
The DLRC project, Empower said, is a unique freehold project being developed by Dubai Holding, as it is suitable for families and efficiently meets the needs of its residents through innovative and carefully executed housing units.
The project also provides the highest standards of modern living and includes mosques, schools and health care facilities, Empower said. Strategically located, the DLRC offers convenient access to the Trade Center, Academic City, Meydan Racecourse and Dubai International Airport, among others, it added.
“As part of its commitment to modernization and development plans for its facilities and technical staff, Empower is moving forward in applying a well-thought-out methodology to develop the company’s infrastructure in order to raise its performance to unprecedented levels and employ the investments required to expand its operations in Dubai, especially as Empower’s share in the Dubai’s district cooling market accounts for 79.5%,” said Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO, Empower. “Empower is keen to continue providing high-quality, environmentally friendly and sustainable district cooling services to support Dubai’s leading role in reducing carbon emissions, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”