UAE - Mubasher: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has signed the largest agreement in the global district cooling industry with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems to benefit from Mitsubishi's air-conditioning and heating systems.
Under the deal, Mitsubishi will provide Empower with water-cooled centrifugal chillers with a total cooling capacity of 100,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT), according to a press release on Sunday.
Empower will also be allowed to double the number of centrifugal chillers to a total cooling capacity of 200,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) over the upcoming two years, representing 11% of the total cooling capacity.
Mitsubishi's new units will be used in Empower's plants being constructed in Zabeel in Business Bay at Madinat Jumeirah and Dubailand City in Dubai to offer services to residential, commercial, health, educational, and mixed-use projects.
Commenting on the deal, the CEO of Empower, Said Ahmad bin Shafar, said: "The deal that we conclude with the Japanese heavy industries giant Mitsubishi, bears future fruits for modernising our systems with innovative technologies that contribute to low-noise production processes, more energy-efficient, and higher performance in protecting the environment."
Shafar added: "These achievements are in line with our long-term strategy that aims to reduce energy and water consumption by 30% by 2030, as well as the UAE's strategy and sustainability plans to reduce carbon footprint."