Siemens smart building tech to optimize Middle East’s largest theme park destination

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  • Siemens technology to optimize operations at Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • First regional theme park destination to use Siemens building management platform, Desigo CC
  • Latest in a series of regional infrastructure digitalized by Siemens
Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai Parks and Resorts

When Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East‘s largest theme park destination, opens in Dubai later this year, a sophisticated building management system from Siemens will be hard at work behind the scenes. The Siemens Desigo CC Building Management System (BMS) will control the day-to-day operation of buildings across the Dubai Parks and Resorts destination, making it the first implementation of the technology in a Middle East theme park environment.

The BMS technology brings together key building functions into one system, monitoring and controlling technical infrastructure at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park, in addition to Lapita™ Hotel. It will allow the optimization of systems including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, fire alarms, water metering, room automation and energy management across multiple buildings. A customized 3D graphical interface will display the status of these different systems in real time, enabling operators to monitor and control the performance of buildings across the large site from a single location.

“Technology for intelligent, digitalized buildings is becoming increasingly important in all regional construction, as owners look to streamline operating costs, increase security, lower environmental impact and protect their investments,” said Koen Bogers, Senior Executive Vice President, Building Technologies Division, Siemens Middle East. “This project required a building management system which puts the customer in full control of their building and safety tasks. We were able to customize the technology to allow fast access to key data across multiple sites and disciplines, optimizing the operation and maintenance of an important new development.”

Global installations of Desigo CC have enabled reductions in building operating costs of up to 20 percent, and versions of the technology have been installed in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Tornado Tower in Qatar, the 3D-printed ‘Office of the Future’ and the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, and the Siemens Middle East headquarters building in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

Matthew Priddy, Chief Technical Officer at Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “We are extremely excited about this collaboration with Siemens technology, and confident in the long-term benefits of utilizing this digitalized infrastructure system in the day-to day operations across the destination.” He added: “Using an advanced building management system is essential for an entertainment destination of this magnitude, and it will enable us to increase productivity, monitor energy consumption, control and optimize operational costs, and most importantly increase security and safety features”.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.