Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced its strategic sponsorship for the twenty-second edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition ‘WETEX 2021’. The exhibition is to be held from 5 to 7 October, 2021, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, in the Dubai Exhibition Centre, at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Empower’s sponsorship for the event stems from its deep commitment to actively and constantly contribute to the activities of the exhibition’s new edition, which is expected to be rather rich and quite unique in spreading the culture of environmental protection as well as raising societal and institutional awareness on the importance of reducing energy and water consumption. Innovative cooling solutions are to reviewed during the event, which seeks to raise the public awareness on adopting energy-saving and environmentally friendly district cooling services and to show how much advantageous it is to expand the scope of green buildings. The exhibition also aims to shed light on the elements of sustainable development, green economy, the use of solar energy and the challenges and opportunities existing in this promising sector.
Annually organized in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, WETEX 2021’ accentuates its position as one of the largest and most important global leading exhibitions in the water, environment and energy sectors, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said.
Participants and visitors expect an absolutely unique exhibition that coincides with the global launch of the long-awaited Expo 2020. The exhibition’s global position as an incomparable platform fostering integration among all segments of the energy sector will be further established. In addition to offering new cooperation opportunities for the commercial and technical sectors, ‘WETEX 2021’ allows investors, decision-makers, local and international institutions to conclude fruitful deals, build strategic partnerships, exchange experiences, learn about the latest technologies in these vital sectors and identify market needs.
“Empower”, Bin Shafar added, “is keen to dynamically participate in many energy and environment international exhibitions and conferences, particularly WETEX, in order to present the latest technologies and innovations in the field of district cooling solutions. This indeed supports the vision of our wise leadership that pays great attention to sustainability and the challenges of climate change which constitute a real obstacle to growth and prosperity.”
According to Bin Shafar, demand on district cooling systems and services has risen significantly given the growing demand for sustainable and energy efficient products. Such increase in demand has been sparked by the new conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic that have prompted companies to search for new efficient solutions. Further, many companies wish to have a clear footprint in terms of preserving the environment and reducing carbon emissions locally and globally.
Bin Shafar has also highlighted that the company’s strategy was quite successful in providing high-level and sustainable cooling services with the least energy consumption, hence, preserving the environment and protecting natural resources. By the end of the last year, and with the help of its customers, Empower has managed to save more than 1,312 megawatts of electricity, with a value of AED 3.4 billion, and more than 349 million gallons of fresh water. It is no wonder then that the demand for ‘Empower’ services has rocketed at record levels. Compared to the same period of last year, registration for availing Empower’s district cooling services have soared by 57% in the first four months of this year.