Twelve companies have qualified to install solar cells on the roofs of 64 buildings in the new administrative capital (NAC).
Informed sources told Daily News Egypt that the list of eligible companies includes ARE group, LG Electric, Gama, Orascom, Arab Organization for Industrialisation, Lightsource, Ibn Omairah, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CCEC), Infinity solar, El Sewedy Electric, and Edra Energy.
Eligible companies were invited to submit technical and financial bids for the installation of 15 MW solar power plants in government buildings in the NAC on 16 October, the sources said, with companies submitting two closed envelopes, one technical and one financial.
The sources pointed out that it is expected to assign the implementation of the stations to more than one company, according to the financial envelope value each company submits. The New Administrative Capital Urban Development Company announced the tender for the installation of solar cells on the roofs of the capital buildings as part of its plan to rely on clean electricity.
The company cooperates in the tender with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its invitation is limited to international and local companies of the first category specialised in manufacturing, assembling, or developing solar cell projects connected to the network.
The sources pointed out that the administrative capital company cooperated with one of the consulting offices to prepare a short list eligible for implementation after studying the file of each company.
The NAC covers an area of 170,000 feddan and is expected to accommodate a population density of 18 to 40 million by 2050. It is located on the borders of Badr City in the area between Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads after New Cairo, Future City, and Madinaty, projects about 60 km from Ain Sokhna and Suez.
The area of the first phase of the NAC is 40,000 feddan, which includes a number of residential, commercial, administrative projects, a governmental district, a diplomatic district, and a business and financial district.