Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has started supplying the iconic ‘Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab’, with its environment-friendly district cooling services for a total capacity of 3,700 refrigeration tonnes (RT).
This comes within the first phase set in the agreement signed by Empower and the Dubai Holding, in the mid of last year.
Within a short span of time, Empower has managed to connect the building to its chilled water network from the Jumeirah district cooling plant. Using special techniques, pipes were made to cross the vital Jumeirah street through an underground tunnel to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on the busy road.
Empower supports the Dubai’s fast growing hospitality sector and more than 17% of the hotels in Dubai are served with company’s energy efficient and environment-friendly district cooling services. Marsa Al Arab is a new addition to the company’s portfolio of district cooling projects.
Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab is situated along the longest private beachfront in Dubai, with design influences of a futuristic superyacht. It features 386 rooms and suites, 4 penthouses, as well as 83 luxury hotel apartment suites, set amid private landscaped gardens.
Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will be another iconic addition to the spectacular Dubai skyline, and a complement to our distinguished portfolio in the hotels and resorts sector. We are confident of our ability to create a more sustainable future through the advanced cooling technologies that we use in our operations.”
“Empower continues to play its leading role in the district cooling industry. The company is looking forward to more successes, particularly after the Dubai government’s announcement of the listing of Empower on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The listing is part of the emirate's efforts to double the size of its capital market to AED3 trillion,” Bin Shafar added.
"Marsa Al Arab is set to provide a matchless tourism experience. It combines prestigious luxury residential and hotel buildings, distinctive commercial and leisure amenities, as well as an extensive package of diverse sporting, artistic and cultural facilities,” he said.
According to the CEO, Empower has been providing district cooling services for more than a decade to Jumeriah Group’s Emirates Towers Hotel, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Emirates Academy for Hospitality Management, and Madinat Jumeirah.
The district cooling giant has also been serving other major projects of Dubai Holding such as Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Design District, Dubai Production City, Dubai Healthcare City, among others.
“Our support to the hospitality sector in Dubai continues with the aim of helping the sector to shoulder its responsibilities towards reducing carbon emissions and strengthening Dubai’s endeavours in achieving green economy and sustainable development, in addition to cutting down operation expenses in the hotel sector. This goal is achievable, thanks to the highly efficient district cooling systems that leverage artificial intelligence,” Bin Shafar concluded.-- TradeArabia News Service
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