FG Wilson and its authorised Egyptian Dealer, Triangle Heavy Equipment, have completed a $188m generator set contract for a new business, leisure and residential complex in Cairo.

Cairo Festival City features 700,000 sq m of office space, 217,796 sq m of retail and leisure space, luxury living communities, hotels, schools and a theme park.

It is due to be completed in 2018, when it will be home to over 13,000 residents and a workplace for 50,000 more.  

Located 15 minutes from Cairo International Airport, the facility is owned by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate and is being built by Al-Futtaim Carillion and Orascom.

Triangle installed 15 FG Wilson gensets, ranging from 44 kVA up to 550 kVA, which will provide power to water and sewage plants, four office blocks and the theme park, as well as to on-going construction sites.

All the gensets are providing back-up power, apart from those at the construction sites which are providing prime power.

The installation included the introduction of new fibre network technology which had never been implemented in Egypt before. This Air Pallone Fibre sees optical cables transfer data at the speed of light in glass, which FG Wilson says is a “high-speed communication first for the country”.

Ashraf Kamal, of Triangle Heavy Equipment, said the project had been so successful that FG Wilson and Triangle had been recommended to manage all future genset requirements at Cairo Festival City, which he said could “see us managing the installation of up to 16 additional FG Wilson 400 kVA units between now and 2018”.