Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with wasl Asset Management Group to provide district cooling services to Wasl Tower.

Empower will provide 3,900 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT) of district cooling services to the 300-metres-high tower and will service the project from its district cooling plant in Business Bay.

Work to connect the building has already commenced, and will include the linking of pipes via a tunnel under Sheikh Zayed Road. Connection will be delivered in the last quarter of 2019.

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Wasl Tower will consist of 64 floors and will feature one of the world’s tallest ceramic facades, and that includes offices, a hotel, and residential units.

The tower, which is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, will be delivered by 2020.

Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: "Empower is in the process of serving more leading real estate projects and aims to provide all Dubai sectors residential, commercial and entertainment facilities with district cooling services that have sustainable international standards.

“This supports Dubai's pioneering role in reducing carbon emissions, which is in-line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”