Emicool forms strategic business partnership with Swiss metering firm

Emicool forms strategic business partnership with Swiss metering firm
The meters will be used to measure energy consumption in district cooling plants.
Published: 23 July 2013 - 10 a.m.
By: CW Staff

Emirates District Cooling LLC (Emicool) has announced a new strategic business partnership with Switzerland-based Aquametro AG to launch AquaCool Metering LLC.

The district cooling service provider will team up with the European smart metering company to bring technology and products to the regional market, including its calibrated British Thermal Unit (BTU) meter which measures district cooling energy consumption.

With this new technology, AquaCool Metering aims to provide the UAE market with the most modern pre and post-installation solutions on BTU meters for building owners, developers and other stakeholders.

Adib Moubadder, general manager of Emicool, said: “District cooling is a constantly evolving industry and the culture of reasonable energy consumption is developing in the region. Supporting reduction in carbon footprint is imperative and not an option any longer.

"We are proud of our significant contribution towards a better future for the next generation and our partnership with Aquametro and the launch of AquaCool Metering is a pivotal step in this direction."

He added: “It has always been a challenge to assess the precise consumption of air conditioning and to find the right allocation of utility costs between public areas and tenants' premises, which are now possible with the new BTU meters,”

Adrian Oehler, chairman of Aquametro AG and president of the governing board of Integra Group, said: “Aquametro is excited to enter into this strategic alliance with Emicool.

"We strongly believe that Emicool is well positioned and is an innovative partner with ground-breaking and efficient district cooling solutions in the region. The district cooling market in UAE offers tremendous growth potential for AquaCool to deliver a unique model based on advanced and innovative meters manufactured by Aquametro.”

Aquametro AG manufactures thermal energy meters for residential section, building management and applications in the process industries.

Emicool currently serves more than 14,000 customers connected to its network, including customers in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai Motor City, Dubai Sports City, and Uptown Mirdiff.

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