Sheikh Mohammed examines EMPOWER’s new Business Bay



His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examined the plans for Empower’s new district cooling plant in Business Bay during his tour of DEWA’s 15th annual Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX).

As the first district cooling plant to abide by the Dubai Executive Council’s recent environmental sustainability guidelines, Empower’s new plant is in line with Sheikh Mohammed’s directives to utilise the most energy environmentally friendly technologies available.

The plant, which will utilise treated waste water sourced from Dubai Muncipality, will only require 0.9 kilowatts (KW) to produce one refrigeration tonne of cooling. Traditional non-district cooling systems consume up to double that amount – 1.8 KW of energy every hour – to produce one RT of cooling.

Ahmed bin Shafar, Empower’s CEO, highlighted the new plant’s design as a reflection of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s commitment to conservation and environmental sustainability. More info