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Empower inks $490m deal to provide Nakheel cooling plants

Dubai firm will build up to six cooling plants to service Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle

Empower inks $490m deal to provide Nakheel cooling plants
Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, also known as Empower, has signed a AED1.8 billion contract with Nakheel to provide district cooling services to Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle.

Empower, the world's largest district cooling services provider, said in a statement that it will build up six cooling plants in the two locations, to provide 260,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the 400 buildings.

The project is divided into several phases and Empower will produce 30,000 RT by the fourth quarter of this year, the statement added. 

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: "In response to the growing demand for district cooling, and in line with our expansion strategy, we are delighted to win these two contracts from Nakheel to provide district cooling services to Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle.

"We share with Nakheel similar standards and reliability of services. Our goal is to provide world-class cooling services that live up to the expectations of residents."

Empower currently operates more than 1,100,000 RT to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District.

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