Four local and Arab coalitions are competing for the construction of cooling stations in the New Administrative Capital with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes a day.
Sources told Daily News Egypt that the companies include Hassan Allam, Elsewedy Electric, Orascom Construction, and Petrojet.
The sources added that the opening of the technical envelopes for the tender has been completed, and it is expected to open the financial envelopes to award the winning companies in two months.
The district cooling system is the mechanism for the circulation and pumping of chilled water through a network of insulated and underground pipes.
The central cooling plant cools the water, which is pumped into the buildings through a network of insulated and underground pipes to the connecting point in the buildings called the power transfer station, which uses water from the central cooling plant to cool the building’s water through the heat exchanger.
The sources explained that district cooling systems are characterised by great economic value, where one large cooling station is used instead of individual cooling units, and the larger the size of the central station increased the expected gains.
The New Administrative Capital is a joint stock company between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the National Service Products Organisation (NASPO), as well as the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA). The board includes representatives of the three bodies, as well as the minister of housing, his deputy, and two assistants, along with the chairperson of Banque Misr, the chairperson of Abu Dhabi National Bank, and the chairperson of the Judiciary of the Armed Forces. The board of directors consists of 15 members.