Empower expands district cooling pipeline networks by 320km in 2019
The expansion will cater to district cooling requirements in Business Bay, DIFC, Dubai Healthcare City, JBR, and other areas
The total length of the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) district cooling pipeline network in various regions of Dubai exceeded 320km in 2019, marking a 16% growth compared to 2018.
Empower aims to expand the geographical presence of its network in order to meet the increasing demand for its services in both residential and commercial areas, as well as some tourist destinations in Dubai.
The company’s expansion included the network in Business Bay covering the projects located in Al Khail Road and all the projects, towers, and skyscrapers on both sides of the Sheikh Zayed Road, most notably the Dubai Coca-Cola Arena, the Wasl Tower, and the Yotel Hotel.
Its expansion in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) helped facilitate the provision of services to the One Zabeel project.
In addition, the distribution network in Dubai Healthcare City also served the Al Jaddaf projects, including Empower's new headquarters, which is currently under construction, and the Dubai Sports Council’s headquarters alongside the commercial towers in the area.
The expansion will also cater to the district cooling requirements for many other developments, including the projects in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR); The Address Hotel, and the One JBR Tower,
It will also cater to Dubai Production City, Dubai Studio City projects, and the Barsha Heights, formerly known as TECOM.
Commenting on the results, the chief executive officer of Empower, Ahmad bin Shafar said that this is "a true reflection of Empower’s efforts in developing infrastructure that contributes to achieving the goals of Dubai’s sustainable development plans."