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Empower has started providing district cooling services to Ithra Dubai’s Deira Waterfront project.
The first of two phases of service includes provision of 20,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) for 18 buildings, covering an area of 570,000 square metres.
The second phase, meanwhile, will provide 25,000RT to 28 buildings, covering a total area of around 910,000sqm.
“We are happy to partner with Ithraa Dubai in the world's largest waterfront project and one of Dubai’s leading real estate projects,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
"This reflects the confidence of real estate developers and stakeholders in district cooling services.”
The number of buildings served by Empower’s district cooling services has increased by 8% from last year, reaching a total of 43 new buildings during the first half of 2019, with a cooling capacity of more than 56,000RT.
“Empower constantly strives to spread awareness on the environmentally friendly district cooling services,” added Bin Shafar.
“This supports the vision of UAE’s wise leadership, which pays great attention to sustainability, and has addressed the need to meet the challenges of climate change, as it is a real obstacle in achieving growth and prosperity.”