Egypt to deliver its first cooling station in new capital within a year

Egypt’s state-owned Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) said it seeks to deliver the first phase of a central cooling station project in the new capital within 12 months.

The cooling station will serve the ministerial, central, and commercial districts in the new capital. It is set to produce between 50,000 tonnes and 60,000 tonnes, ACUD’s chairman Ahmed Zaki Abdeen said on Sunday.

“We had earlier mandated the works to one of the national companies, the Egyptian Company for Energy and Cooling projects – Gascool, which has already started initial works there,” Abdeen said.

ACUD is also seeking to have three more central cooling stations in the coming years, he added.

Located 45km (28 miles) east of Cairo, the under construction new capital city is part of the Egyptian government’s plan to expand urban areas to deal with the state’s rapid population growth and improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The new city is set to be a 270-square-mile hub with 21 residential districts to accommodate five million people. It will feature 1,250 mosques and churches as well as 5,000-seat conference centre, nearly 2,000 schools and colleges, over 600 medical facilities, and a park that is projected to be the world’s largest.