Asian Power Awards 2022 recognizes EMICOOL for its sustainable innovation solutions
March 09,2023

Earning the title of ‘District Cooling Initiative of the Year — UAE’, the award demonstrates the commitment to developing transformative and sustainable cooling solutions

Emirates District Cooling Company (EMICOOL), a joint venture between Dubai Investments, a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Actis, a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure, earned the ‘District Cooling Initiative of the Year — UAE’ accolade at the 18th Asian Power Awards 2022. The award recognizes the success in developing and implementing transformative district cooling solutions that help lead the sector forward.

The Asian Power Awards recognizes revolutionary innovations and outstanding initiatives amongst players across Asia’s power industry and nominations for the prestigious awards were screened by an expert panel of judges. EMICOOL’s achievement is a testament to its efforts in taking game-changing steps to meet growing demand for advanced new energy technologies, amidst a global climate crisis.

Commenting on the win, Dr Adib Moubadder, Chief Executive Officer for EMICOOL, said: “Emicool has managed to set up new norms and reshaped the district model to support a green development that educates the stakeholders within the supply chain on the benefits of using district cooling in an optimised way. Our Emicool powered AI enabled Expo 2020 district cooling plant is designed to maintain highest international standards, incorporating special architectural elements without compromising the technical requirements and we are extremely happy to be recognized for our efforts and innovations with this plant at the Asian Power Awards 2022.”

EMICOOL is providing chilled water for many prestigious facilities at Expo City (earlier Expo 2020), including the Expo Village, RTA Expo Metro Station, Dubai Exhibition Centre, and Dubai South Mall. The plant is controlled and monitored using highly advanced software with the prime focus on efficiency management and can be utilised from a UMS (unmanned space), enabling efficiently run plants without operator interferences.

The Emicool Expo City plant has also been uniquely designed to operate using direct Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) feed, which provides better discharge quality and ensures a more sustainable approach to water-cooling mechanisms.

EMICOOL aims to cement itself as a world class provider of reliable and efficient district cooling services in the region. Focusing on digital transformation, this ambition is seen through EMICOOL’s latest developments in remotely controlled processes, instant connection and disconnection through an automated centralized software, minimised turnaround time of registration and cancellation processes, increased customer satisfaction, and enhanced overall cooling experiences.