Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and Dubai Holding Group, signed a contract to supply the mega project ‘Marsa Al Arab’ with 3,700 Refrigeration Tons (RT) of District Cooling energy. The first phase of the District Cooling Services will start by the end of this year, and this will be done by extending the pipeline network from the District Cooling plant located in Jumeirah, using special techniques to pass the pipes by digging a tunnel under Jumeirah Road without disrupting the traffic.
Marsa Al Arab, one of the largest marine tourism and leisure destination, being developed on the Jumeira beaches, comprises two artificial islands on both sides of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, spreading across a total area of four million square feet (3700 square meters). The AED 6 billion project features various hotels and luxury villas in addition to restaurants, shops, conference and wedding centers, a yacht club, and more.
Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Marsa Al Arab is set to provide a matchless tourism experience, which will establish Dubai’s position as a global tourism destination through the qualitative investment that Dubai Holding is undertaking in developing marine attractions of the Arabian Gulf coast in Dubai. The project combines prestigious luxury residential and hotel buildings, distinctive commercial and leisure amenities, as well as an extensive package of diverse sporting, artistic and cultural facilities.
Bin Shafar expressed his confidence that Empower’s vast experiences will contribute to supporting the efforts of the Jumeirah Group to maintain its leadership in providing global hospitality services, pointing out that Empower has been providing the Group’s facilities with high quality district cooling services for more than a decade, most notably the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Emirates Academy for Hospitality Management, Madinat Jumeirah. Empower has been also serving other major projects of Dubai Holding such as Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Design District, Dubai Production City, Dubai Healthcare City and many others.
It is worth noting that Empower supports the Dubai’s fast growing hospitality sector and more than 17% of the hotels in Dubai are served with company’s energy efficient and environmentally friendly district cooling services.