Empower switches to Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) to run its District Cooling (DC) plant in Dubai Healthcare City
Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), which claims to be the largest District Cooling (DC) service provider in the region, has switched to Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE), obtained from Dubai Municipality for its DC plant in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
This is in compliance with the Executive Council Order No.27 to all district cooling companies on replacing desalinated water with sea water or treated sewage water to protect the environment.
“We have installed a new polishing plant with a capacity to deliver 1000 m3/day of pure water in DHCC District Cooling Plant based on Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology. Using sewage or recycled water represents a huge step in water conservation,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower. “In this part of the world, cooling is essential for more than two thirds of the year. The new move works at saving water intensively so that our children and grand children will enjoy wealth of water instead of losing it in district cooling.”
In the press release, Bin Shafar also pointed out that similar switches are on anvil for other Empower plants in theUAE.