Marafeq studies Empower cooling system
Dubai, January 21, 2013
A delegation from Marafeq Qatar, a leading utility services company, recently visited Emirates Cooling (Empower) in Dubai to study use of treated water in district cooling production.
Both Marafeq and Empower that with the huge construction projects taking place in Qatar, district cooling will have a bigger role to play.
The delegation was briefed during a tour of the Empower plant in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said that district cooling has high growth potential in the Gulf which is becoming a major player in the production of district cooling, with a large percentage of the global production being supplied in the Gulf in general and UAE in particular.
The Marafeq Qatar delegation expressed interest in the environmental solutions implemented in providing district cooling by Empower.
The delegation was briefed about the Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) system adopted by Empower to provide district cooling services. The DHCC plant visited by the delegation has a capacity to deliver 1000 cu m/day of pure water based on Reverse Osmosis technology. Empower team explained the technique of purifying water to minimize water wastage.
According to Empower, the purpose of district cooling is to save energy thus using sewage or recycled water in producing district cooling represents a huge step in water conservation.
District cooling companies in the Middle East, led by Empower, are using global practices to serve their customers, said Bin Shafar.
Marafeq Qatar, owned by Qatari Diar Company, provides comprehensive package of utility management included master planning, infrastructure designing and construction supervision. – TradeArabia News Service
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