UAE-based Al Ghurair Properties, the real estate development arm of Al Ghurair Investment, has announced a strategic partnership with global technology major Siemens for implementing its world-leading patented Siemens Demand Flow Solution technology along with digital services at its key development in Dubai.
Siemens Demand Flow Solution optimises both chilled water and air distribution systems without compromising on the comfort of the cooling services.
It is designed to deliver immediate results through automated technology, and its built-in analytics alleviate constraints on customers’ internal resources and extend equipment life.
The partnership aims to accelerate the Emirati group's objectives in the areas of innovation, digitalisation, and sustainability at the Al Ghurair Centre.
The technology provided by Siemens will optimise the performance of the mall’s systems, enabling the monitoring and controlling of the building’s operations and functions, including air conditioning and energy usage, said the statement for the company.
Siemens’ solution will help reduce carbon emissions, conserve energy, and lower operating costs. It aims to generate potential energy savings of up to 2.7M kWh annually, which will curb carbon emissions by 1,400 MT each year.
Additionally, the technology will allow Al Ghurair Centre to operate on a cloud platform to enable smart operations such as providing live updates of the mall’s energy consumption and CO2 impact, as well embedding an interactive dashboard to demonstrate consumption across any time period.
As 2021 marks the 40th year since Al Ghurair Centre was established as the country’s first mall, this is apt testament to the business’ future direction and its commitment to elevating corporate citizenship, said a top official.
"We are delighted to enter this new partnership with Siemens, a global leader in providing innovative solutions, to accelerate our transformation journey and support our digitalisation and sustainability objectives," stated Al Ghurair Properties CEO Sultan Al Ghurair.
He was speaking during the signing ceremony held virtually in the presence of Franco Atassi, CEO Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Middle East and other Al Ghurair Properties and Siemens Middle East executives.
"Through the implementation of smart technology at Al Ghurair Centre, we aim to accelerate our sustainability targets and reduce the mall’s carbon footprint. Furthermore, this agreement is testament to our commitment to supporting the country’s leadership to turn the UAE into one of the most smart and sustainable countries in the world," he added.
Atassi said: "We are honoured to be a trusted partner of Al Ghurair Properties in their digitalization journey."
"Buildings are becoming highly connected and data-rich environments, and the technology that Siemens is delivering will enable Al Ghurair Centre to become a smart facility that’s sustainable, efficient, safe and comfortable," he added.-TradeArabia News Service