Palazzani has supplied two Ragno TSJ 30.1/R Hybrids to Cairo International Airport and the headquarters of consultancy group DAR Handasah, both in Egypt.
The expansion of Cairo International Airport, one of the most congested airports in Africa, has been ongoing for several years, said Palazzani. Recently, Terminal 3, for international flights, was completed and the construction of Terminal 4 has been approved.
The plan is for the airport to compete with other international airports, particularly in the Middle East. The TSJ 30.1/R will be used for maintenance inside and outside the terminals, hence the requirement for a hybrid.
The second TSJ 30.1/R, also sold through Palazzani's Egyptian dealer, was delivered to a contractor that maintains buildings for DAR Handash, in this case its headquarters. The building, designed by Perkins+Will, covers 41800 square metres and includes a unique triangular shape, which helps to reduce the temperature and a six-floor high ‘wall of water’ that cools through evapotranspiration. Palazzani saidthe hybrid TSJ 30.1/R, which offers zero pollution and emissions, fits with the building’s ecological ethos.