Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) placed orders worth Dhs 217 million for various activities in the first quarter of 2021, WAM reported.

The contracts were primarily for the expansion of the company’s district cooling infrastructure in Dubai, including the expansion of the pipeline network, the establishment of semi-permanent operating rooms, the establishment of thermal energy storage systems, energy transfer stations and others.

With the award of the new contracts, Empower is increasing its operational efficiency and capacity, expanding its service network in Dubai and reaching more customers.

The further expansion of the existing distribution network in Dubai for district cooling services with a total length of more than 350 km – the longest in the world – will strengthen the company’s position as the world’s largest district cooling service provider.

An ambitious plan has been drawn up to meet the growing demand for Empower services from different parts of Dubai, serving over 84 operating rooms to more than 140,000 customers in 1,252 buildings.

The first phase of the contracts was awarded for various activities related to network expansion, the company explained, such as network consulting, procurement of pre-insulated pipes, fittings and valves as well as installations for the major projects, including Marsa Al Arab, Omniyat ANWA Tower, Wasl 1 and Damac Aykon City on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Activities also included expanding the network in its district cooling systems in the Dubai Health Care City, Dubai Media City and Jumeirah Beach hotels.

The contracts awarded during the reporting period also include the construction of semi-permanent systems and energy transmission stations for Empower’s various projects, including the development of Deira Waterfront.

Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, emphasized the willingness of the company to offer high quality and environmentally friendly district cooling services to its numerous customers in different parts of Dubai, especially the new customers, the number of which is increasing significantly each year in the booming real estate sector with the observed development.

Driven by this ingenuity, the company works continuously and according to well-thought-out plans to develop the infrastructure and bring its performance to an unprecedented level.