Empower wins two Golden Bridge Awards 2022


Dubai, UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has won two Gold Awards in the annual Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards 2022. The Golden Bridge Awards program honors the leading companies from various industrial sectors in the world, based on their corporate performance, innovations, products and services, customer satisfaction programs, leadership, initiatives, and other parameters.

Empower was recognized as the Gold Winner for ’Company of the Year’ in the Energy and Utilities category for 2022, in recognition of its scientific and practical innovations in developing district cooling industry in the world and raising the standards of sustainability of the sector. 

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower was honored with Gold Winner Award for ‘Executive Achievement of the Year’ in the Energy & Utilities category for 2022, in recognition of his pioneering contribution in encouraging the region to adopt district cooling concepts and prominent role in leading Empower to become the world’s largest district cooling services provider.

On this occasion, Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “The winning of these two global awards from the Golden Bridge Awards program is an incentive for our work teams to move forward in making a qualitative difference. It is also an international recognition of Empower’s efforts to transforming the cooling industry locally and globally, and an encouragement for decision-makers to adopt district cooling solutions and apply more integrated green practices. 

Bin Shafar explained that the Empower has become a role model to companies in adopting technologies including artificial intelligence in its operations. Empower uses Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems to optimize energy usage and advanced SCADA system, which enables reading of more than a million data related to cooling towers, chillers, and distribution networks. The CEO pointed out that the company’s success in achieving huge savings in terms of energy and protection of natural resources, is the fruit of its ongoing commitment to contribute in building a sustainable future based on a diversified economy and zero carbon emissions.