REDCON And Schneider Electric Sign Two Memorandum of Understanding on Sidelines of COP 27 Merging Sustainability into Engineering and Construction in ROCC’s Golden Gate Project to Reinforce The Concept Of Green Buildings 

ROCC
Mon. 07 Nov. 2022

Cairo, 7th of November 2022: As part of the company’s efforts to integrate sustainability into construction projects, REDCON signed two memorandums of understanding with Schneider Electric on the eve of COP 27, the first was between REDCON and Schneider and the second was between REDCON for Offices and Commercial Centers for its flagship project Golden Gate. 

The signing ceremony was attended by Eng. Tarek El Gammal Chairman of REDCON, Mr. Ahmed Abdalla, Vice Chariman of REDCON and Mr. Sebastian Riez, North East Africa & Levant Cluster President and Fouad Zayed, Vice President of Schneider Electric for Digital Power in North East Africa & Levant Cluster. 

The first MOU aims to build smart buildings and sustainable projects by cooperating with Schneider Electric, one of the leading firms in sustainable development globally through the use of their EcoStruxure™ platform. This is an open platform that allows for interactive use at homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries and is considered as one of the latest and most modern systems for control that includes tried and test programs and systems of a global standard. The platform will help to control and maintain the infrastructure of the project which includes electricity, heating, air conditioning, water, gas, data centers, databases, DCIM, traffic, security and command and control centers. This is all aiming to create a model that suits the Egyptian economy, its environment, and social and cultural norms, this will help REDCON to better integrate sustainable development in engineering and construction. The second MOU will aim to use the BMI-6D model as a new and innovative way to manage and design projects, incorporate sustainability, as well as energy use in all aspects of the REDCON’s projects. 

Eng. Tarek El Gammal, Chairman of REDCON, stated that “The cooperation will serve to better build a greater understanding of what green buildings are and how can REDCON implement them using sustainable development models. We see these as the future of real-estate projects and that in parallel with COP 27 being held in Egypt, serve as a sign for the way forwards in the construction field. REDCON is working to implement the concept of green standards and sustainable development in its Golden Gate project whilst working to adhere to the EDGE Certification, which is a certificate that is environmentally friendly that is recognized in more than 130 countries. Added to this, Golden Gate’s rooftops are all covered in solar panels to help reduce energy consumption from the public grid.”  

Mr. Sebastien Riez, North East Africa & Levant Cluster President stated “The MOU being signed with REDCON will allow for the use of sustainable technologies that reduce power consumption, streamlines power usage, use sustainable development to build a strong data center and futuristic industries. He further clarified that “Digital Transformation and efficient power consumption are intertwined paths for the future which requires further innovation to digitalize and ensure operational efficiency to make a real impact on the global efforts to combat climate change.” 

REDCON for Offices and Commercial Centers is a founding member of the Egyptian Green Building Council (EGBC), a member of Chapter Zero, UN Global Compact Network in Egypt as well as a member of African Business Leaders. The company’s vision focuses primarily on sustainable development as Golden Gate, through its green building design, covers 9 of the 17 UNSDGs. 

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About ROCC 

REDCON Offices and Commercial Centers (ROCC) is a REDCON Construction subsidiary that specializes in the development of mixed-use real estate projects. It is one of the leading companies to sue sustainable methods of development in the real – estate sector in Egypt through its flagship project Golden Gate. REDCON for Construction has been in the real estate field for no less than 30 years and it is considered as one of the top 5 construction companies in Egypt, it has delivered over 200 projects since its inception in 1993. Some of these projects include Al Alamien Towers, Maspero Towers, Mansoura University, the new headquarters of PWC, Pharco, Electrolux, Audi Bank (Currently First Abu Dhabi Bank) among others. REDCON is considered as one of the first, if not the first, construction companies to build green buildings in Egypt, its first project was Audi Bank (Currently First Abu Dhabi Bank) which was awarded the LEED Silver certificate for its pioneering designs to save on energy consumption and is friendly to the environment.  

About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in 

Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 

countries, Schneider is the indisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage 

and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining 

energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, 

Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational 

efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our 

commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone 

and at every moment. 

For more information please visit: https://www.se.com/en/  

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