Dubai Investments subsidiary Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) has been awarded a contract to develop a district cooling plant for Expo 2020 Dubai.

The plant will serve the Expo Village and Dubai South Mall, as well as the Conference and Exhibition Centre at the Expo site, the Roads & Transport Authority [RTA] station, and the Project Star mall area.

Al Nasr Contracting Company has been appointed by Emicool as the contractor for the project.

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With construction currently being fast-tracked, the project will have a capacity of 60,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) upon completion, including 48,000 TR of mechanical chillers and 12,000 of thermal energy storage [TES].


Phase 1 of the district cooling plant project is expected to start delivery of chilled water in May 2019.

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Emicool, which provides district cooling services to more than 19,000 customers in the UAE, has plans to increase the capacity of its plants to 500,000TR by 2020.