Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2022: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has closed a deal with the ‘Select Group’ to supply 10,915 refrigeration tons (RT) of district cooling energy to 'The Peninsula', the largest mixed-use real estate development in Business Bay.
Empower will start providing its environmentally-friendly district cooling services in phases by later this year, in line with the completion stages of the mega project being developed by Select Group. Inspired by its name from the shape of the plot of land, which is the only peninsula with the largest view in Business Bay, the project extends over an area of more than one million square feet, with an estimated built-up area of 5.5 million square feet. The project is set to become an exclusive community in Downtown Dubai close to some of the city's most prominent landmarks, and boasts a unique location along the Dubai Canal that connects Dubai Creek, the historic commercial hub of Dubai with the Arabian Gulf, reflecting the city's spatial and cultural character in a way that masterfully blends its bright history with the desire to continue innovation according to world-class standards.
Under a contract valued at AED 629 million, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) is currently implementing the first phase of the ‘The Peninsula’ that combines in all of its phases 8 mixed-use buildings, as well as vast green spaces, cafes, restaurants, retail outlets, parks, landscapes and a range of amenities extending along the Dubai Canal waterfront.
In this connection, Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: 'The advantages of modern district cooling systems are not limited to advancing environmental sustainability only, but also play a pivotal role in enabling companies to maintain their air conditioning systems, as operations, production, distribution and maintenance are carried out remotely in an advanced highly controlled technical environment, in a way that ensures high levels of service and security and safety procedures. We at Empower are committed to continuing to serve leading real estate projects and providing all sectors and residential, commercial and recreational facilities in Dubai with district cooling services in accordance with sustainable international specifications to support the emirate’s leading role in reducing carbon emissions, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.'
Bin Shafar confirmed Empower's keenness to work jointly with strategic partners in order to make huge and innovative projects in Dubai a success. He also praised the tireless efforts made by developers of various residential, urban and other projects to ensure social, economic and environmental sustainability, stressing that the district cooling systems is a mainstay for extending the life cycle of buildings.