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Empower transforms Business Bay into the world’s largest urban district cooling project.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling provider based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has launched a major development program to expand and improve the district’s district cooling infrastructure. This project raises the company’s efficiency to an unprecedented level, making Dubai’s Business Bay area the world’s only largest independent urban district cooling project, totaling 450,000 tons of refrigeration through 6 cooling plants and 10 heat storage. Achieves (RT) capacity Energy storage tanks, including existing and future plants and tanks. We plan to complete all phases of the development project by the end of this year.

Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar said: Current and future cooling business “.

Empower has given high priority to the development of District Cooling Infrastructure in Business Bay, given the economic, social and urban importance of the region. A total of 4.3 square kilometers (more than twice the size of downtown Dubai) has been developed by Dubai Holding as part of Business Bay. The rentable area of ​​Business Bay covers an area of ​​7.2 square kilometers, which includes more than 300 towers of various heights and has a variety of uses such as residential and commercial. Meanwhile, the Downtown Dubai Project has about 126 towers.

Currently, Empower operates four new-generation district cooling plants in the Business Bay area and plans to interconnect underground distribution networks in a short period of time. Empower’s ongoing interconnection project between the Cooling Networks in the Business Bay Upper and Business Bay Lower districts will improve the efficiency and redundancy of cold water distribution in the region. In the Network Interconnect project, a tunnel about 220 meters long under the Dubai Canal and Malasi Drive Street. The pipe crosses under the Dubai Canal and Malasi Drive Street to a depth of 26 meters. It is one of the deepest district cooling pipes laid throughout the Middle East by using the micro-tunneling technique that Empower processes with a high degree of expertise. This is also one of the most difficult microtunneling tasks the company does because the location is adjacent to a live bridge in operation, and therefore generally various government agencies, especially the Road Transport Authority, 24 hours a day. In addition to the implementation process monitoring mechanism.

http://www.eyeofriyadh.com/news/details/empower-transforms-business-bay-into-the-world-s-largest-urban-district-cooling-project Empower transforms Business Bay into the world’s largest urban district cooling project.

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