Empower commissions first ‘green’ cooling plant in Dubai

dubaibusinessbay-olisal-flickrThe cooling facility will power residential, retail and commercial developments in Dubai's Business Bay area. (Image source: Olisal/Flickr) UAE-based district cooling facility Empower has started commissioning Dubai’s first district cooling plant in compliance with green building principles

The new cooling plant provides 45,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) of cooling services to developments in Dubai’s Business Bay.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said, “The commissioning of the new Business Bay plant is a demonstration of how seriously Empower takes sustainability. The facility has been planned according to international and regional benchmarks in sustainability — the design is in line with LEED building principles, as well as Dubai Executive Council’s directives on environmental sustainability.”

The facility at Business Bay is Empower’s second in the area and will include buildings from Sheikh Zayed Road to Al Khail Road. Construction of the facility was completed in a year and includes pumps, chillers, water tanks, cooling towers and office spaces. It will provide cooling services to retail, residential and commercial real estate developments in the Business Bay.

In addition, Empower caters to landmark developments like Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre and the upcoming Dubai Design District.

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