Empower completes Business Bay project.
DUBAI -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, or Empower, announced that it has completed the fourth phase of the 70,000 refrigeration tonne, or RT, district cooling network stretching from Bay Square to the end of Business Bay on the north-west side, one month ahead of schedule.
With the completion, the company has finished the integrated district cooling services to the entire Business Bay project.
The company had earlier completed the third phase of the project which includes Bay Square extending to the rear of the Executive Towers with 50,000 RT.
The network, starting at Bay Square and ending on Doha Street, extends over a distance of approximately 2.5km. With this section, the upper side of the piping network has been fully completed and connected to Empower's Business Bay Executive Towers' main plant.
"For this project, Empower supplied pipes to the project manufactured by its joint venture Empower-Logstor Insulated Pipes Systems, the UAE's largest pre-insulated pipe manufacturing facility. This has allowed us to save 25 per cent of the total cost of the project. Moreover, the site supervision was carried out entirely by Empower staff," Empower chief executive officer Ahmed bin Shafar said.
"District cooling is 50 per cent more efficient than conventional air conditioning solutions; it also removes the heavy load on the electricity grid when the demand for cooling is high. District cooling is the most eco-friendly air-conditioning technology in meeting the world's carbon dioxide reduction targets. Therefore we believe that the global growth in district cooling systems will be huge in the years to come," Bin Shafar added.
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|Publication:||Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)|
|Date:||Jan 14, 2012|
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