Emicool wins district cooling contract from Damac
Emicool has been awarded a 25-year concession contract as the exclusive district cooling supplier for the Akoya by Damac development in Dubai
Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) has been awarded a 25-year concession contract as the exclusive district cooling supplier for the Akoya by Damac project in Dubai.
The contract covers chilled water system for all residential buildings within the residential development in Dubailand.
Emicool will deliver 15,340 tonnes of refrigeration [TR] chilled water from its plant at Hessah Street to the Akoya site through pipes, valve chambers and heat exchangers stations.
The company will also supply the british thermal Unit [BTU] meters to the buildings to monitor and measure the energy usage and carry out billing services once the they are occupied.
Adib Moubadder, CEO of Emicool, said: “The demand for district cooling services across the UAE continues to rise amidst burgeoning construction. The benefits of district cooling are evident and master planners are increasingly incorporating district cooling systems in their projects.
"As one of the leading players in the domain, Emicool is consistently augmenting its capacity. The company is privileged to be associated with the Damac’s iconic development in the UAE, which is a major step forward in its strategic expansion.”
Emicool awarded the engineering, procurement and construction [EPC] contract to Al Nasr Contracting for $13.6m (AED50m) to design and build the pipeline network and valve chambers.
Majed Yousef, managing director of Al Nasr Contracting, said: “Emicool’s confidence in Al Nasr is a special obligation for us. We very much look forward to our first collaboration with one of the leading district cooling service providers in the UAE which will only reinforce the company’s expertise in similar projects."
He added: “For over 40 years Al Nasr has been focusing on providing world class services; our history of timely completion of our projects to the satisfaction of our client’s safety and quality standards are the cornerstones of our business and we hope that this project will be the first of many to follow with such a reputable client.”
Akoya by Damac spans 3.9 million m2 and is home to a mansions, villas, apartments, hotels and resorts, golf club and 371,612m2 of greenery.