DUBAI, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has signed an agreement with Cityland Real Estate Development to provide district cooling services to Cityland Mall, at Global Village in Dubai, with a total capacity of 14,000 Refrigeration Tonnes, RT.
The agreement reflects growing adoption of district cooling technology by real estate industry that now invests largely in sustainable technologies such as district cooling which drives higher returns on investments to the businesses.
The project, which worth AED150 million, will be begin in August 2018. The agreement was signed by H. H. Sheikh Theyab bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Cityland Group, and Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
Commenting on the announcement, Sheikh Theyab said, “This significant agreement with Empower will drive environmental as well as economical returns while making a major impact on Cityland Mall. As the world’s first nature inspired shopping destination, the unique design and development of the mall will ensure environmental sustainability while being an attractive destination for residents and tourists.”
Shafar added, “We are happy that we have been chosen to serve Cityland Mall with eco-friendly district cooling systems. This reflects Empower’s ability to support Dubai’s pioneering role in reducing carbon emissions, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Empower aims to increase its production capacity and expand its portfolio with new projects this year, through signing agreements with more local developers to adopt district cooling.”
Source: Emirates News Agency