Powering Cairo Festival City

Triangle Heavy Equiptment has brought power to Cairo's changing cityscape in Festival City, Egypt's premier urban community.

FG Wilson has teamed up with its authorised Egyptian Dealer, Triangle Heavy Equipment, to successfully deliver a power generation and backup power solution for the most exciting mixed-use development project in Egypt.

Cairo Festival City is Egypt's premier urban community, a three million sq m state-of-the-art development which offers indoor and outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment alongside luxury residential and office space.

The resort features 700,000 sq m of prime office space, 217,796 sq m of retail and leisure space, luxury living in gated communities, internationally renowned hotels, schools, children's educational theme park, dedicated automotive park, internal roads network and landscaped environments. Upon completion in 2018, Cairo Festival City will be home to over 13,000 residents and a place to work for 50,000 people.

Strategically located just 15 minutes from Cairo International Airport, the rapidly expanding facility is owned by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) and built by Al-Futtaim Carillion, one of the premier construction contractors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and Orascom, Egypt's leading construction company.

Cairo Festival City

Triangle Heavy Equipment, one of the leading generator set specialists in Egypt and an authorised FG Wilson Dealer since 2008, successfully delivered the power generation and backup power solution for Cairo Festival City, completing the one-year installation process in March 2013 on schedule, to specification and on budget.

The renowned stellar performance of the wide range of FG Wilson generator sets was instrumental in Triangle securing the power generation contract, with FG Wilson's rigorous product validation process being particularly important to contractors Al-Futtaim Carillion. Carried out at one of its world-class manufacturing facilities in Northern Ireland and at Triangle's service centre in Cairo, FG Wilson facilitated witness testing which demonstrated the quality of its generator sets across a range of aspects such as cooling, load acceptance, exhaust emissions, noise and vibration.

The installation involved 15 FG Wilson generator sets, ranging from 44 kVA right up to 550 kVA, which are located at, and providing power for, the water and sewage plants, four office blocks and the children's educational theme park - KidZania - as well as the construction of various buildings throughout the site. All of the generator sets are providing back-up power, apart from those at the construction sites which are providing prime power. Triangle is also managing the servicing and maintenance of the FG Wilson generator sets throughout the site on behalf of the contractor.

Costing a total of EGP 1,300,000,000, the installation project 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, ensuring a high-speed communication first for the country.

Commenting on the installation project, Ashraf Kamal, of Triangle Heavy Equipment, said:

"Cairo Festival City is a truly world-class project which is rapidly changing the cityscape of Cairo and placing the city at the forefront of global mixed-use urban communities. It was a great honour for Triangle and FG Wilson to be awarded the power generation contract and we are extremely proud to have delivered a power solution befitting of this international project.

"The FG Wilson generator sets have a proven pedigree across the globe and will provide immediate back-up power during any shortage, meaning no disruption to the tens of thousands of people living and working in the development. The generator sets have been installed to ensure optimum cooling condition and, particularly in the office blocks, to ensure that that noise levels are to the satisfaction of the client.

"We received a huge endorsement of our work from the developer when we were recommended to manage all future generator set installations and maintenance throughout the Cairo Festival City site - which, we believe, could see us managing the installation of up to 16 additional FG Wilson 400 kVA units between now and 2018. This is thanks largely to the Power Wizard 2 control panel on our units which provides the development owners with the ability to monitor the generator sets' performances online from its headquarters in Dubai."

Maged Fawzy, of construction contractors Al-Futtaim Carillion, said:

"This is one of the most significant construction projects Cairo has seen in recent years and we co-ordinated a very competitive tender process to ensure we secured the best power solution for the overall development. Having the opportunity to visit the FG Wilson production facility in Northern Ireland and witness in person how the generator sets stand up to an extremely intense testing process was extremely reassuring. We felt confident that the combination of Triangle and FG Wilson would deliver and they certainly have."

FG Wilson products range from 6.8 - 2,500 kVA, including open and enclosed generator sets providing prime and standby power - from standby domestic use, right up to power modules with the ability to operate as complete power stations supplying electricity to national grids.

Through a global network of 380 Dealers, FG Wilson serves and supports customers all over the world. With the back-up of FG Wilson's power solutions teams, Dealers can meet any power requirement, no matter how complex.