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Egypt: Schneider Electric Signs MoU for Sustainable Development Projects

by Madaline Dunn

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an MoU with Al Ahly Sabbour and Gebal for Sustainability Solutions to launch sustainable development projects in Sidi Heneish village in Marsa Matrouh Governorate, Egypt.

Under the MoU, the three parties have outlined a series of projects, including:

  • A 140-metre-deep groundwater well to provide clean drinking water,
  • A desalination station operating at a capacity of 60 kilowatts of solar energy to produce 60 cubic meters of clean water per day for drinking and irrigation purposes,
  • A climate-controlled greenhouse with a production capacity of 15 tons per year and
  • A fertigation unit, all powered by solar energy.

The AI-based smart solutions using EcoStruxure technology from Schneider Electric will reportedly rationalise energy consumption and enable remote monitoring.

According to the parties, the number of beneficiaries of this project exceeds 19,000 individuals in the fields of energy, water, and food security.

Upon completion, the projects will be handed over to the local organisation of Sidi Heneish to be operated, maintained, and monitored.

Groups of local residents will be trained to manage and operate these projects, with additional training provided to the residents of Sidi Heneish village in Matrouh to raise awareness and develop capabilities.

Sebastien Riez, CEO of Schneider Electric Northeast Africa & Levant, said: “We are pleased to cooperate with Al Ahly Sabbour, marking our first partnership with a real estate company to deliver sustainable development projects that aim to support local communities and achieving sustainability by maximizing the use of resources, and ensuring access to green energy for all.”

Eng. Ahmed Sabbour, Chairman and Managing Director of Al Ahly Sabbour Developments, commented: “We believe that real estate development companies have a significant responsibility that goes beyond constructing buildings to uplift the quality of life at communities where we operate. This commitment reflects our dedication to Egypt’s vision 2030 and the international effort to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

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