Wednesday 26 February 2020

Empower's Jumeirah cooling plant work 80pc completed

DUBAI, September 9, 2019

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has announced that 80 per cent of the construction of its new plant at Jumeirah Village in Dubai has been completed.

Following its construction, the world’s first unmanned and fully-automated district cooling plant will have a capacity of 50,000 refrigeration tonnes.

This comes as part of Empower's strategy to provide high quality and environment-friendly district cooling services to its customers.

Empower highlighted that Phase One of the plant is expected to be in operation by the year-end, and will serve customers in the Jumeirah Village area.

The plant uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor and automatically adjust the inflow and outflow of chilled water, as well as thermal energy storage technology, which will optimise the use of on- and off-peak hours, and the treated sewage effluent technology to protect natural resources.

"The construction of the world's first unmanned district cooling plant is taking place, as per schedule," said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
"The new cooling plant will be connected to Empower’s hitech Command Control Centre, which uses the advanced Scada system with a capacity to read two million units of data per minute, related to cooling towers, chillers, transformers and water supply," he noted.

"The continuation in building the district cooling pipeline network in the Jumeirah Village area is also progressing, in parallel with the construction of the new plant," stated Bin Shafar.

"Empower adopted several sustainability strategies, mainly the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix to 50 per cent," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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