The Administrative Capital for Urban Development Company (ACUD) on Tuesday will start receiving financial offers for implementing rooftop photovoltaic power stations that will supply electricity to government buildings in the new capital.
A source close of the deal told Daily News Egypt that Gamma International, Orascom Construction, Lightsource BP, Infinity Solar, El Sewedy Electric, and others will present their financial offers to implement the first phase of the solar panel installation project on government buildings’ roofs, with a total capacity of 15MW.
The ACUD announced the project is part of its plan to rely on clean energy in the new capital, in line with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The company limited its selection of bidding companies to international entities specialised in manufacturing, assembling, or developing grid-connected solar cell projects.
The source pointed out that the ACUD cooperated with a consultant office to prepare a short list of eligible companies for implementation after studying the offer of each company.
The New Administrative Capital (NAC) covers an area of 170,000 feddan and is expected to accommodate a population of 18-40 million people by 2050. It is located on the borders of Badr City in the area between Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads. It is about 60 km away from Ain Sokhna and Suez cities.
The area of the new capital’s first phase is 40,000 feddan, which includes several residential, commercial, and administrative projects, in addition to governmental, diplomatic, and business districts.