Work in full swing at Emicool's Expo 2020 plant

Once completed, the plant will provide 60,000 tonnes of refrigeration

Facility of Emicool, a district cooling service provider in the UAE. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Facility of Emicool, a district cooling service provider in the UAE. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, said work is progressing well on the district cooling plant at the Expo 2020 site.

Once completed, the plant will provide 60,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) as total productive capacity across all phases, said the statement from Emicool.

The Expo Village, Dubai South Mall, and the Conference and Exhibition Centre at the Expo site as well as the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) station and the Project Star mall area will be covered by the district cooling plant.

The artificial intelligence element incorporated into the design has afforded the plant a dynamic presence given its unique shape, said the statement.

The Phase One of the plant is currently operational, providing 20,000 TR, it added.

Emicool’s energisation of the RTA stations for the Expo line 2020 is in anticipation of three mega metro stations: DWTC, DIP, and the Golf State, said a top official.

"Emicool’s strategic partnership is in line with the company's ambitious plans and strategies and its commitment to being an integral part of Expo 2020," remarked its CEO Dr Adib Moubadder.

"With the concept of sustainability integrated into the planning of the site and its use, both during and after the Expo, and in line with the optimisation of the sustainability of the buildings and the infrastructure, careful evaluation of the providers was undertaken," he stated.

"We are proud with this district cooling contract, which represents a significant milestone that aligns with our plans to be associated with iconic projects in the UAE and across the region," he added.

Emicool said with the current total operating capacity of 355,000 TR from its plant within DIP and MotorCity, it provides district cooling services to DIP, Dubai Motor City, Dubai Sports City, Uptown Mirdif, Palazzo Versace, Damac Hills and Mirdiff Hills, Night Souk by Nakheel, RTA Metro Stations (Expo line), and DWTC at the Expo 2020 site.

This comprises an increase of Emicool’s refrigerating tonnes per hour production capabilities by 6.5% compared to 2018, it stated.

According to Moubadder, Emicool was steadily progressing towards digital transformation, and this would be implemented within the cooling plant at Expo 2020.

"Emicool Research & Development will also operate the first Unmanned Machinery Space (UMS) Plant associated with artificial intelligence SMART Systems," he stated.

Emicool’s plans for expansion through a service model serving the residential, commercial and industrial sectors within the UAE while also covering sectors outside of the UAE, reiterates the efforts and commitment to deliver highly efficient district cooling services, according to the highest international standards and best practices, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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