In association with Smart City Sweden – In India, Sweco is preparing proposals for a district cooling system to serve the city of Pimpri, India. The assignment is part of an Indian initiative to develop 100 smart and sustainable cities.


Location: Pimpri, India

Client: Pimpri Chinchawad Municipal Corporation via Smart City Sweden 

Areas of expertice: Project management, building service systems consultants, energy experts


India has set a goal to develop 100 smart cities in the span of five years, with a focus on sustainable solutions for energy and environmental engineering. Sweden is one of six countries that India has chosen to collaborate with in this initiative, which has also given rise to the formation of the Smart City Sweden – in India platform, which Sweco is part of.

In the spring of 2018, Sweden carried out a feasibility study to explore the opportunities to transform Pimpri, where some 20 Swedish companies are already established, into a smart and sustainable city. Based on the results of the feasibility study, India wants to move forward with plans for a district cooling system covering the city’s 95-hectare exhibition and convention centre. District cooling is used for applications such as refrigeration rooms and air conditioning.

Sweco’s assignment includes the proposal of a district cooling system for the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Centre. By using coolants and energy sources with low emissions, the ambition is to make the exhibition and convention centre fully carbon-neutral.