Dubai’s Empower connects 1,552 RT district cooling to 1/JBR Tower
Dubai Properties’ 46-storey tower comprises 163 units and is due for delivery in Q4 2019, Empower says
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has connected 1,552 refrigeration tonnes (RT) of cooling services to Dubai Properties’ 46-storey 1/JBR Tower project, which comprises 163 residential units.
The 1/JBR tower project, on which ground broke in March 2016 and delivery is expected in Q4 2019, is the only residential project in the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) area with a private beachfront.
Commenting on the connection milestone, chief executive officer of Empower, Ahmad Bin Shafar, said: “The district cooling service for 1/JBR Tower and the penthouse units is connected from Empower’s permanent plant located in the JBR area, using artificial intelligence-based technologies.”
District cooling systems are said to use 50% less energy than conventional cooling systems.