EXCLUSIVE: Firm begins Kuwait smart city study

15 May 2018
French consultancy is undertaking a study to integrate smart elements into Kuwait’s South Al-Mutlaa City

French consultancy Egis and its UAE-based subsidiary Projacs have started a feasibility study to identify smart city elements to be integrated into the development of Kuwait’s South Al-Mutlaa City.

The study covers district cooling systems, technical studies for smart cities, developing and upgrading building specifications and zoning codes, and preparing a planning and design manual for the client, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW).

“The study will be looking at integrating economically viable smart city elements into the development … it is not about implementing new technologies for their own sake,” a PAHW spokesperson tells MEED.

South Al-Mutlaa City is a 104-square-kilometre development in Kuwait’s Al-Jahra governorate, approximately 40km to the west of Kuwait City.

The development was initially scheduled for completion in 2019, with several infrastructure and road projects now underway.

Upon completion, South Al-Mutlaa City will have 30,000 housing units, with the population projected to reach 400,000. This would comprise about 9 per cent of the state’s projected population of nearly 4.6 million by 2019.

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