Siemens will use sensors, analytics and its digital building management system Desigo CC to monitor and control functions such as air conditioning and energy usage.
Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens have begun one of the largest installations of smart building technologies in the world, with more than 130 structures to be connected to digital solutions that boost energy efficiency, comfort, safety and security.
In a move that supports Dubai's ambitions to be a pioneering smart city, Siemens, which is Expo 2020's Infrastructure Digitalisation Partner, will digitally connect, monitor and manage essential functions of 137 buildings across the 4.38 square kilometre site, through its cloud-based energy analytics platform, Siemens Navigator. The smart technologies will be installed across each of the Expo's three Thematic Districts of Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability, at the Thematic Pavilions, most country pavilions, and at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.
Siemens will use sensors, analytics and its digital building management system Desigo CC to monitor and control functions such as air conditioning, energy usage, lighting, lifts, air quality and fire alarms. The data collected will be used by a command and control centre located in each Thematic District to reduce energy usage, ensure comfortable environments for visitors and participants and maintain maximum levels of safety and security. Efficient energy usage across the entire site can also be monitored through a central cloud-based management platform, Siemens Navigator, in what will be one of the world's largest installations of this system.
With MindSphere - Siemens' cloud-based operating system for the Internet of Things - data from multiple sensors, gateways, systems and applications will be integrated, correlated, analysed and visualised to allow intelligent action to be taken, enabling Expo 2020 to manage energy usage and ensure the comfort and security of millions of visitors.
Mohammed Alhashmi, SVP - Innovation and Future Technology, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: "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."