UAE’s Tabreed to run plant to supply cooling services for Egyptian healthcare project

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Abu Dhabi National Central Cooling Company, Tabreed has signed an $83.4 million agreement with the developer, Egyptians for Healthcare Services (EHCS), to provide essential district energy services to CapitalMed, its all-new healthcare city megaproject.

Strategically located in Badr City, CapitalMed is near Central Cairo, New Cairo and Egypt’s New Administrative Capital City, which is planned to be constructed over four phases. Once completed, CapitalMed will be a state-of-the-art, smart medical city, hosting patients not only from Egypt but also from across the Middle East, Africa and the rest of the world.

It will include 700 ICUs, 70 Operating Rooms and more than 15,000 multi-disciplinary health care providers offering nearly 100 specialties. The new city will benefit from direct, unrestricted access to and from major national highway networks, as well as convenient access from Cairo International Airport, just 20 minutes away.

Khalid Al Marzooqi
Khalid Al Marzooqi
CEO- Tabreed

“We are always seeking new opportunities with other forward-thinking organizations aligned with our key values, and this new development is no exception. EHCS and Tabreed will work extremely well together, sharing common goals of maximum efficiency and a relentless pursuit of operational excellence. Our operations prevent the release of millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions and we are a force for good in communities all over the Middle East and beyond. I know I speak on behalf of everyone at Tabreed when I say that we look forward to a very long and fruitful presence in Egypt, as we bring our unrivaled expertise to such an exciting, dynamic and promising market.”

Under the agreement, Tabreed will fund, construct and operate a bespoke district energy plant, designed in conjunction with Shaker Consultancy, to meet the cooling and heating demands for this prestigious project, with 19,500 Refrigeration Tons (RT) of cooling required for Phase 1 and a concession of between 28- and 30,000 RT for the entire development.

Phase 1A will see 7,500 RT installed, 12 MW of space heating to be provided by hot water boilers, and associated energy services supplied to all buildings providing a full, end-to-end long-term solution.

EHCS’s Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Hassan El Kalla, said that “Tabreed was the ideal district energy company for a project such as CapitalMed. From the very beginning, we have ensured that every aspect of this incredible project is future-proof, with efficiency and sustainability at its core. Tabreed’s experience and expertise in district energy are renowned the world over, and we are thrilled to have a company of its stature providing us with reliable and technologically advanced services.”

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