Firm says the win demonstrates firm’s ability to handle diverse cooling requirements and peak loads
The Dubai government has awarded Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) a contract to provide district cooling capacity to the Museum of the Future project. Under the terms of the contract, 2,459 refrigeration tons (RT) will be provided to the structure, once it has been completed.
Located next to Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, The Museum of the Future was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The museum is being designed to serve as an incubator for futuristic innovation and designs and will function as a platform to showcase and experiment on the latest inventions from startups and global technology firms. The museum will also test human capabilities and limitations in developing long-term development solutions to the challenges facing future cities.
Empower says that the agreement reflects the positive reception and growing interest in the regional property sector in investing in environmental sustainability to improve growth.
“A hub for the future of humanity is being built right here in Dubai. Providing the Museum of the Future with a sustainable cooling solution is in line with the UAE’s sustainability agenda and Empower will ensure that the air-conditioning requirements of the technology center will meet the highest international standards. It is part of Empower’s DNA to support such projects as the future is in sustainability and the successful completion of this project would pave the way for many innovative projects – including those that will optimize our natural resources to dramatically improve our ways of doing business and lifestyles,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
Empower currently supplies district cooling to various projects and structures across Dubai and says the contract win demonstrates its ability to meet the various cooling requirements and peak-load requirements of specialised and tailor-made buildings in the city.