Empower (Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation) has connected Ithra Dubai’s “One Za’abeel” building complex to its district cooling network, providing 9,600 tonnes of refrigeration to the luxury complex. Located next to the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), the spectacular One Za’abeel development comprises 3 key elements: two towers A and B, connected by a bridge called “The Link” which is suspended 100m above the ground.
Tower A, 300 m high, requires around 30 MW of electrical power and around 7,000 tonnes of district cooling. The 235m-high Tower B, on the other hand, requires around 22 MW of electrical power and around 3,500 tonnes of district cooling.
Empower has completed the connection process for the 2 towers using state-of-the-art technology. Tower A was connected to the district cooling network in the first quarter of 2020 while Tower B was connected in November 2020. This remarkable new Dubai landmark is the latest in Empower’s district cooling portfolio. The connection is part of an agreement signed between Empower and Ithra Dubai to provide environmentally friendly district cooling services to “One Za’abeel”.