Empower to provide district cooling to Dubai’s Cityland Mall

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has signed an agreement with Cityland Real Estate Development, an investment holding arm of Cityland Group to provide district cooling services to Cityland Mall, next to Global Village in Dubai, with a total capacity of 14,000 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT).

Zawya reports that the agreement reflects growing adoption of district cooling technology by the real estate industry that now invests largely in sustainable technologies which drives higher returns on investments to the businesses.

The project, which will be have a total investment of $40m by Empower, will be started commissioning from August 2018. The agreement was signed by H. H. Sheikh Theyabà‚ Binà‚ Tahnoonà‚ Al Nahyan, Chairman ofà‚ Citylandà‚ Group, and Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, at the Cityland Mall Site Office.

à‚ H, Sheikh TheyabBinà‚ TahnoonAl Nahyan 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.”

The development is in line with Dubai’s pioneering role in reducing carbon emissions, as put forward through the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

à‚ 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,” said Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

Cityland Mall will be the only mega shopping destination to be unveiled in 2018 and is poised to become a key attraction for both residents and visitors. It will feature over 350 retail outlets, unique dining options, a variety of entertainment offerings and an expansive ‘Central Park’ ” a 200,000 sq ft. botanical garden that will form the nucleus of the single-storey circular-shaped mall.

Empower currently serves 1000 buildings of various uses that include residential, and commercial buildings, hospitals, shopping malls, schools and universities, and the company has served 7 out of 11 iconic buildings in Dubai.

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