The New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with FAS Energy Company to establish a waste-to-energy (WtE) station with a capacity of 100 megawatt (mw) in the 10th of Ramadan City, according to the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The agreement was signed by Sabri Asfour, FAS Energy General Manager, and Mazen Hassan, NUCA’s Vice President, in the presence of Minister of Housing Asem El Gazzar.

El Gazzar expressed the importance of the $500 mm project, as it helps in producing energy from organic waste, in line with the new cities’ development plans.

The project will serve New Cairo, El Shorouk, Badr, Obour, and 10th of Ramadan cities.

NUCA has committed to providing the needed information and facilities for FAS to conduct studies and build the station, of which it will have through a 25-year right-of-use asset agreement.

Meanwhile, FAS will conduct technical, environmental, and financial studies on the project and submit its final offer within 90 days. After obtaining regulatory approvals, FAS will begin working on the project, in accordance with the agreement’s terms and conditions.