Emicool begins testing of new AI-enabled control centre

Emicool predicts AI technology will play a role in creating a sustainable economy in the UAE

Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) has begun testing its new command control centre (CCC), which will provide operation and performance data gathered from all its district cooling plants. The company says it has also started testing its unmanned machinery space (UMS) system – associated with artificial intelligence (AI) Smart Systems. The district cooling firm notes the system has been useful amidst the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to a statement, the CCC will draw data from points across the company, ranging from upstream to the downstream distribution network, and present it visually on a video wall, providing a single access point to plant and network performance.

“The testing phase of the CCC represents a proud moment for Emicool as it cements our position as a company that is steadily progressing towards digital transformation by using advanced technology to support its operations and enhance its performance. The centre will help Emicool become more agile, efficient, and responsive by unlocking production capacity, maximising downstream value, and adapting to shifting market dynamics, while reliably meeting changing customer needs,” said CEO Dr Adib Moubadder.

The centre will provide decision-makers with operations performance indicators and track them against agreed production and strategic targets, the statement added.

“With 18 district cooling plants across Dubai and a total operating capacity of 355,000 TR, Emicool will start testing other plants soon, making it one of the first district cooling companies in the region to do so,” added Moubadder.

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