Empower awarded Dh465m contracts in 9 months

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, signed 42 contracts worth Dh465 million in the first three quarters of 2016 with various companies to serve its expansion strategy in Dubai.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of the company said the contracts included establishment, expansion and development of services, in response to higher demand and to further enhance the quality of district cooling services provided by Empower.

“District cooling requires special management strategy and ample knowledge on the requirements of each area. These contracts provide world-class technologies to new projects in addition to expansion of supply networks in other projects. We reviewed a large number of proposals and selected partners in due diligence, mainly depending on their level of efficiency and quality,” added Bin Shafar.

“There is still great potential for the expansion of district cooling network in Dubai, and it would be imperative to create the reliable infrastructure that would meet the growing demand and customer base. We tailor our strategy of expansion based on the current and future demand, ensuring adoption of efficient standards and high availability round the clock,” elaborated Bin Shafar.

Some of the contracts signed by Empower included professional consultancy for full design, engineering, contract administration and construction supervision as well as managing the company’s plant in TECOM C. Also, the company has signed a 25,000 RT contract to serve Bluewaters’ facilities, residential units, retail stores, commercial buildings and hotels. Moreover, Empower has a contract covering its projects for Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Al Qasr Palace, Jumeriah Al Naseem Hotel, Mina A’Salam Hotel, Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Wild Wadi and The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. The contract entailed providing professional consultancy services for the full design, engineering, contract administration, construction supervision and project management of the company’s district cooling plant located in the Jumeirah project area.

Bin Shafar anticipates immense interest in district cooling services over the coming period that will cover both existing and future projects requirements in Dubai. “Our global knowledge and exceptional understanding of the best available technologies in the district cooling industry are paying off to end users,” he added.

“Empower is currently very well prepared to provide its services to various types of real estate projects, as well as maintaining reliable and environment-friendly standards,” concluded Bin Shafar.

Empower currently operates more than 1 million 100 thousands RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, among others.

Dubai Gazette