Barsha Heights cooling plant operational by end of the year

by John Carlo Bogayan

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Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, 2018

The world’s largest district cooling services provider, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), said that Barsha Heights cooling plant is completed and operational by the end of 2019.

“The project is being implemented in two phases with the aim of replacing three semi-permanent cooling plants at Barsha Heights with a permanent plant of 31,250 RT capacity,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

Last November 2018, the contract was awarded to Empower to build the Barsha Heights cooling plant.

With a total cooling capacity of 31,250 refrigeration tons (RT), this project is part of Empower’s plan to improve its infrastructure in order to develop the district cooling services.

The completion of Barsha Heights will ease the burden on power grid during peak hours. Moreover, using the Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) technology will prevent annihilating our natural resources.

“At Empower, we do our utmost to develop the infrastructure, expand the district cooling pipeline networks and build new plants to provide high quality cooling services commensurate with the real-estate boom in Dubai and to ensure customer satisfaction,” Bin Shafar added.

Empower passionately participates on planning national strategies, to name, the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 which aims to increase the clean share of energy up to 50 percent in total energy mix.

Bin Shafar also insisted that “Development of district cooling infrastructure contributes effectively to realizing the vision of our wise leadership that attaches a great importance to sustainability. Our wise leadership has given directives to address climate change challenges, which is a key hurdle in the path towards growth and prosperity.”