Empower adopts new technology in sustainable multi use of water in district cooling

Published July 27th, 2010 - 01:58 GMT

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the region, announced its adoption of a world class innovative system in water recycling to reuse the chilled water several times aiming at remarkably saving energy.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower said: "Empower tops its priority in preserving water resources through reducing the consumption of water used in providing district cooling services to its clients."

"The Executive Council in Dubai has ordered all district cooling companies in the emirate not to use desalinated water in its operations and to use sea water and recycled sewage water instead. This aims at conserving the energy resources of the Emirate for sustainable development. Community segments have to adopt the principles of energy conservation as their core values so that future generations will gain the maximum benefit," said Al Shafar.

Empower works on sustainable use of the amount of water in its daily operations without compromising the quality of the service.

Bin Shafar added: "Very few are the district cooling companies in the world which use this system. It is our belief that adopting this system will contribute in saving water resources in light with the population increase."

Bin Shafar added: "In this part of the world cooling is essential for more than eight months a year, and this makes it more imperative to not only take what the modern world has to offer but also go the extra mile by innovating new technologies for the good of our children."

Compared with conventional ACs, district cooling are 50 percent more efficient from conventional cooling. In addition to water saved with the use of this innovative system, Empower managed to reduce the electricity loads in Dubai by providing district cooling service to a wide array of projects in the Emirate, including Mirdif Gate Buildings, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Culture City, Business Bay and City Of Arabia.

Most of the real estate projects in Dubai are equipped with district cooling services which add up to a big amount of water needed to provide this service to these projects. Multi usage of water to prevent its loss will thus have a big impact on water conservation.

Empower's announcement of the adoption of the new system comes at a time when the UAE is working on mitigating the climate change implication in the country. 

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