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Expo 2020 Dubai selects digital transformation partner

Expo 2020 Dubai has partnered with Siemens to meet its sustainability targets.

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Siemens will provide its cloud-based digital technologies including building management system Design CC.

The system will use sensors and analytics to remotely monitor and operate air conditioning, energy usage, lighting systems, elevators, air quality and fire alarm systems in some 137 buildings.

The technologies will be powered by the Siemens MindSphere for the collection and analysis of data for intelligent decision-making across the event’s three districts Mobility, opportunity and sustainability, pavillions and the Dubai Exhibition Center.

The data collected from the sensors will fed into a central data management platform Siemens Navigator.

The smart technologies will support Expo 2020 Dubai’s targets for energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security.

The project is one of the world’s largest to implement the Siemens Navigator system.

“Expo 2020 Dubai is building the most digitalized, connected Expo in the Event’s 167-year history, and we will support this with data-driven infrastructure for sustainability, safety and security,” said Markus Strohmeier, Senior Executive Vice President of the Building Technologies Division, Siemens Middle East.

“With more than 25 million visitors expected, Expo 2020 Dubai is the largest event ever staged in the Arab world, and a global benchmark of how smart infrastructure will form the foundation of our future cities. I’m proud that Siemens is playing a major role in digitalizing this internationally significant event.”

Mohammed Alhashmi, senior vice president of Innovation and Future Technology, Expo 2020 Dubai, added: “Innovation is at the heart of World Expos and the UAE. Coupled with Dubai’s ambitious plans to be a pioneer for smart city technology, we are delighted that through our partnership with Siemens, Expo 2020 Dubai will become a world-leading showcase for the potential of smart cities.”

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.