Siemens provides technology for Expo 2020 Dubai

Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 17:26

The expo, which runs until March 2022, in the desert city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.— Photo courtesy of Siemens

Siemens is providing technology for Expo 2020 Dubai which is underway in the desert city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The expo, which runs until March 2022, gives visitors a chance to experience how digitally-connected smart cities can help overcome some of humanity’s most pressing challenges.

As a premier partner for infrastructure digitalisation at the expo, Siemens has linked more than 130 buildings at a purpose-built site twice the size of Monaco, the company said in a statement. 

Siemens is demonstrating how a city’s buildings, machines and facilities can be connected using MindSphere, the company’s industrial IoT (Internet of Things) as a service solution. MindSphere is the expo’s central nervous system; an IoT operating system for the infrastructure. It runs in the background, almost invisibly, but everyone who visits will benefit from it.

Siemens’ technology enables expo’s managers to optimise operations, reduce carbon emissions, conserve water and energy and enhance visitors’ comfort and security.  It gives them access to data and analytics in real time so they can make better decisions, for example, about how to increase energy efficiency in buildings or how to improve water usage in irrigation systems.

This is especially important in the Middle East, where buildings can consume up to 80 per cent of the energy supply.

Meanwhile, Siemens has also designed a web-based smart city app expressly for the site’s operators and management teams. It shows a digital twin of the expo site, and helps to provide actionable insights based on data from both Siemens and non-Siemens systems across the site.

“We see Expo 2020 Dubai as a milestone for Siemens and even the world,” said Matthias Rebellius, managing board member of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure.

“Here at the most digitally connected expo ever, we’re showing what Siemens can do to make cities more efficient, sustainable, safe and convenient places to live and work, and to make them less of a burden on the environment at a time when climate change affects us all.”

Siemens will also host the MindSphere Future World Series from its experience centre at the expo. The series brings together people who are interested in the technology that makes our world smarter, more livable, and sustainable.

The event will feature hackathon challenges that address pressing sustainability issues in one of five dimensions – buildings, energy, mobility, industry, and water. — VNS

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