Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) said the total length of its district cooling pipeline network in various regions of Dubai surged to more than 320 km last year, up 16 per cent compared to the year before.
The new areas of operation included the network in Business Bay covering the projects located in Al Khail Road and all the developments, towers and skyscrapers on both sides of the Sheikh Zayed Road, most notably the Dubai Coca-Cola Arena, the Wasl Tower, and the Yotel Hotel.
This comes as part of the Dubai group's strategy to boost its geographical presence in order to meet the increasing demand for its services in both residential and commercial areas, as well as some of the new tourist destinations in Dubai.
CEO Ahmad bin Shafar said this comes as a result of the increasing demand for the environment friendly district cooling services on one hand, and as a true reflection of Empower’s efforts in developing an infrastructure on the other, that contributes to achieving the goals of Dubai’s sustainable development plans.
The expansion in Dubai International Financial Centre help facilitate the provision of services to the One Zabeel project, he stated.
According to him, the distribution network in Dubai Healthcare City was set to be able to serve Al Jaddaf projects, including Empower's new headquarters (currently under construction) and Dubai Sports Council’s headquarters alongside the commercial towers in the area.
The expansion will also cater to the district cooling requirements for many other developments, including the projects in Jumeirah Beach Residence; The Address Hotel and One JBR Tower, in addition to Dubai Production City, Dubai Studio City projects, and the Barsha Heights, formerly known as Tecom.-TradeArabia News Service