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Empower begins operations at new Mirdif district cooling plant

Plant has already been connected to Empower’s Command Control Centre which is based on the Scada system

Emirates Central Cooling Systems (Empower) has finished commissioning an advanced district cooling plant in Mirdif, Dubai. The firm says that the plant provides efficient and environmentally friendly district cooling services to the residents of the Ghoroob community.

The new plant, which is more advanced and economically designed in line with the global environmental standards, has a total capacity of 18,500 refrigeration tons (RT). It replaces two existing semi-permanent plants that have been providing district cooling services to Mirdif residents for 10 years, Empower explained.

Developed by Dubai Properties in 2007 on 3.3m sqft of area, Ghoroob comprises 59 low-rise buildings (five floors) featuring 3,000 housing units.

“The Ghoroob project plays a pivotal role in making the Mirdif region an ideal residential destination for a large segment of young workers and middle-income families who prefer to reside in Dubai. Empower has not been late in building a modern and more advanced plant to replace the two semi-permanent plants after a decade of their outstanding performance in providing district cooling services,” said Empower CEO Ahmad bin Shafar.

The replacement of the semi-permanent plants with an advanced permanent district cooling plant is said to be part of Empower’s plans to upgrade its infrastructure, enhance its services, and to achieve Dubai’s goals to transforming customer services to higher levels of global competition, while maintaining sustainability and protecting the environment and natural resources, he said.

He also noted that the new district cooling plant has already been connected to Empower’s Command Control Centre, that has the ability to analysis of up to two million data from chillers, transformers, cooling towers, water supplies and more, using the advanced Scada system.

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