Empower wins Dubai World Trade Centre district cooling deal

27 October 2008
The Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has been awarded the contract to provide district cooling to the Dubai World Trade Centre redevelopment.

Under the agreement, Empower will build and operate a district cooling plant and pipe network, with an initial capacity of 55,000-refrigeration tonnes, which will be expanded to 120,000 tonnes in phase two.

The local Alec was awarded the $910m contract to build the first phase of the project in May.

The project involves the construction of seven towers with 242,000 square metres of offices, a 35,000 square-metre four-star hotel, a 22,000 square metre three-star hotel, 20,000 square metres of retail space and a four-level, 110,000 square-metre basement. The total built-up area is about 1 million square metres.

Dubai World Trade Centre is the client (MEED 4:3:08).

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