Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has signed an agreement with “Meraas”, to provide Dubai Arena, the world's largest and most innovative destination for global events and live shows, with a total capacity of 3600 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT).
Empower has announced that it will connect one building with its services and it will be delivered by end of June.
"The addition of Dubai Arena to our projects portfolio is a significant step in realising our goal to be a major player in the urban development and achieve a harmonious balance between leisure and sustainable environment,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer, Empower.
“Our role in this project is to provide sustainable district cooling services for indoor areas where concerts and events are held throughout the year.”
Bin Shafar confirmed that servicing "Dubai Arena" is in-line with Empower's strategy to expand its operations to all regions of Dubai and provide a service that is low in carbon footprint and high in efficiency.
He noted that district cooling services consume 50% less energy than conventional cooling services.
Empower has been providing district cooling services to Dubai's projects and tourists destinations, where it provides district cooling to approximately 17% of more than 674 hotels in Dubai, as recently announced by the Department of Tourism (DTCM).
Empower reported an increase in the number of buildings using its district cooling service to 1000 buildings by the end of 2017. This increase is due to Empower winning several contracts with new projects in different areas of the Emirate.
It reflects Empower's efforts and commitment to deliver highly efficient district cooling services to the highest international standards and best practices, said Bin Shafar.
Dubai Arena is considered the world's largest and most modern destination for events and live shows, expanding over half a million square feet and accommodating around 20,000 spectators. Once it is completed, it will host the world's largest live shows, international sports events, and entertainment events such as hockey matches, the National Basketball Association World Championships and the world's most popular artists' tours.
Empower currently operates over 1.34 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to several prominent projects in Dubai, such as Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone, among others.