Ithra Dubai, Empower Sign Cooling Deal For Deira Waterfront

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corp (Empower) has signed a contract with Ithra Dubai, a subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai, to supply district cooling services worth 45,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the latter’s high-profile Deira Waterfront, part of the latter’s Deira Enrichment Project.

As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between both firms, Empower will build a two-phase project to deliver district cooling to Deira Waterfront. Phase 1 will include the delivery of 20,000 RT of cooling to 18 buildings, spanning 57ha. Meanwhile, Phase 2 will cover 28 buildings across 91ha and provide them 25,000 RT of cooling.

Empower’s contract with Ithra follows a previous MoU signed between both firms to deliver 11,000 RT of cooling to the Dubai development giant’s One Za’abeel project in the city. The district cooling company said in a statement it would fulfill the contract “with investments of AED350m [$95.3m] through internal financial sources”. Read more