Empower awarded contracts with a total value of $299million as part of its development of district cooling infrastructure in Dubai in 2019.
The contracts included engineering consultancy; plant and other constructions, design and operation of cooling plants; expansion of district cooling pipe network; development of new networks to serve the latest projects in Dubai, as well as establishment of new energy transfer stations, procurement of pipes and fittings and more.
In 2020, the boom in Dubai's real estate sector is set to increase the demand for the company's district cooling services, and Empower expects an increase in the number of customers and contract awards, as well as completion of new district cooling plants and further expansion of the network.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower CEO, said: “Empower has witnessed an excessive growth and success as a result of the increased demand for district cooling services; in line with the company’s ambitious plans and strategies and its commitment towards the national strategies aimed at shifting to a green economy.
“We are aware of the demand for district cooling services, and we have clear, precise plans and great capabilities to meet the future needs; especially in mega projects across Dubai.
“In 2020, we will award new contracts for the construction, design and operation of new plants, expansion of the pipe network, and innovation of advanced technologies for district cooling sector.
“In my opinion, the next stage will see a further demand for district cooling services to cater for the existing and new projects throughout the emirate.”
Empower has signed a contract to construct its new $76m headquarters in Al Jaddaf, Dubai, which is expected to complete in Q1 of 2021.
The company has also awarded a contract for the construction of a $53m district cooling plant for Dubai Production City, with a total capacity of 47,000 RT (refrigeration tonnes).
As part of its development strategy, the company has also completed the designs for its Business Bay 4, Business Bay 5 and Business Bay 6 plants.
As for the expansion of the cooling services network, Empower has awarded several contracts valued at more than $50m across its Dubai plants, such as Dubai Production City and Sheikh Zayed Road to serve the Dubai Arena, Al Wasl Tower, Yotel Hotel, The Address Hotel, the One JBR Tower in Jumeirah Beach Residence, as well as Barsha Heights and Dubai Studio City.
Additionally, Empower has signed a deal with Trane Commercial to supply eco-friendly district cooling equipment with a capacity of 110,000 RT, to be used in its projects in Tecom C, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences, Dubai Production City, and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.