DUBAI: Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a joint venture of Dubai Investments and Union Properties, will provide district cooling services at the Mirdif Hills project, being developed by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments.
Emicool will deliver 15,000 tonnes of refrigeration (TR) chilled water from its utility complex at the Mirdif Hills site through pipes, valve chambers and heat exchange stations.
The system, equipped to cater to over 2,400 customers in the implementation stage, will increase Emicool’s refrigerating tonnes per hour (RTH) production capabilities by 10 per cent. The contract covers chilled water system for all residential buildings, hotel, furnished apartments and hospital within the Dhs 3 billion Mirdif Hills project– the only freehold development in Mirdif now.
Adib Moubadder, CEO of Emicool, said: “As the demand for district cooling services across the UAE and region continues to grow, Emicool is privileged to be associated with the Mirdif Hills project by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company. Emicool has increased its overall productive capacity by 13 per cent in 2016 alone; and the Mirdif Hills project will provide a major push to the company’s planned capacity expansion to over 500,000 TR by 2020 amidst rampant construction and pent-up demand for district cooling services.”
Obaid Mohammed Al Salami, General Manager of DIRC, said: “Dubai Investments Real Estate Company’s partnership with Emicool for district cooling services is a perfect fit for Mirdif Hills. The project is not only setting benchmarks with its quality standards, but is also committed to offer unmatched facilities and amenities to its users. The district cooling systems will lead to both economic and environmental benefits to the Mirdif Hills residents and tenants.”
Mirdif Hills is a mixed-use residential, commercial and retail development spread across 3.9 million square feet and equipped with 1,054 apartments – a mix of studio, one, two, three-bedroom apartments and duplex units, a four-star hotel with 116 rooms & 128 serviced apartments and a 230-bed hospital. Being constructed in two phases, Mirdif Hills is expected to be completed starting Q4 of 2018.