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Empower’s District Cooling network spread to 350.4 kms, with 10% growth in 2020

  • Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar

Empower’s District Cooling network spread to 350.4 kms, with 10% growth in 2020

The expansion meets the demand for district cooling in new projects, regions and destinations.


Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has declared that the length of its pipeline network for district cooling energy transmission and distribution to the different regions of Dubai has reached 350.4 kilometers by the end of 2020, presenting a 10% growth compared to 2019. Now the new length of Empower’s district cooling services network is 423 times the length of Burj Khalifa , the world’s tallest tower ever.

Empower mentioned that new pipeline technologies that developed by the company contribute to reducing carbon emissions and reducing water and energy consumption by offering efficient and environmentally-friendly district cooling services that allow them to maintain their cooling, without being affected by external factors and high temperatures, especially in summer. 

Empower has awarded AED 255 million worth contracts in 2020 to spread the district cooling network for various developments includes, Dubai Production City, Business Bay, Barsha Heights, Dubai Land Residence Complex, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), and DIAC projects. It has started operation of two new cooling plants in Mirdif and Jumeirah Village Circle, also interconnected two areas, the Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle, with a capacity of 260,000 RT.

Empower CEO Ahmad bin Shafar said that the company’s expansions of its district cooling energy transmission network is yet to meet the growing demand for the environmentally-friendly district cooling services. It is for sure a translation of Empower’s efforts to develop an infrastructure that commits to achieving the objectives of Dubai’s sustainable development plans.

Bin Shafar stated that Empower is reaping the fruits of its investment in developing a reliable infrastructure for the provision of district cooling services to various regions of Dubai, and is striving to accelerate the completion of construction works in multiple development projects to make sure the readiness of its network to provide new destinations with high quality district cooling services. Ranked as the world's largest district cooling services provider, empower has sought to expand the geographical presence of its network in order to meet the rising demand for its services in both residential and commercial areas, as well as some of the new tourist destinations in Dubai. 

The company’s expansion covered new areas, with the Business Bay’s network covering projects located in Sheikh Zayed Road and all the projects, towers and skyscrapers on both sides of street, most notably the Dubai Coca-Cola Arena, the Wasl Tower, which is set to represent one of the world's tallest ceramic facades. The expansion in Dubai International Financial Center helped supply services to One Za’abeel and Wasl1 developments. Empower has also connected the iconic projects to its district cooling network such as Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites, ‘Ain Dubai’, the World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel and others and started providing district cooling services at a capacity of 2,100 refrigeration ton (RT), to three stations in the Route 2020 of Dubai Metro last year.