The Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and Madkour Group consortium won a tender to establish 20MW solar power stations at the military complex in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), according to sources close to the project.
The sources told Daily News Egypt that the winning consortium was competing with El Sewedy Electric, a company affiliated to the Ministry of Military Production, and Arab International Optronics.
They revealed that an official letter of the contract awarding is to be sent within days.
According to the agreement, the consortium is set to complete the establishment of the stations within six months from the date of contract awarding, and it is planned to be operational before 30 June 2020.
The sources indicated that the project include 10 solar stations will be established in 10 buildings, making an octagon shape in the military complex, with a total capacity of 16MW and 1.6MW per building.
While another solar energy plant will be established in four public-service buildings, with a total capacity of up to 1MW, at 250kW per station. The rest of megawatts will be produced from smaller stations within the complex.
These projects are not part of the Administrative Capital for Urban Development’s (ACUD) plan to establish solar stations in government buildings with a capacity of 15MW, in which 13 other companies have been selected for their implementation.
The ACUD announced the installation of solar cells on the roofs of the NAC’s buildings as part of its plan to rely on clean and environmentally-friendly energy sources.
The NAC is built on an area of 170,000 feddan and is expected to accommodate a population of between 18-40 million by 2050. It is located East of Cairo on the borders of Badr City, in the region between the Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads.