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Ghantoot Group, Moro Hub, Johnson Controls and Microsoft to equip DEWA?s Al Shera?a headquarters

The new building will have sustainability at its core and includes an array of artificial intelligence (AI) and smart building solutions. (Image source: DEWA)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed a consortium led by Moro Hub, Ghantoot Group, Johnson Controls to implement the latest digital twin technologies, the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and smart building management solutions in DEWA?s new headquarters, called Al Shera?a

Al Shera?a will be the tallest, largest, and smartest government Net Zero Energy Building with net zero carbon emissions in the world. The total energy used in the building during a year will be equal to or less than the energy produced on-site.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said that this partnership supports DEWA?s work to establish a global benchmark for buildings that achieve a balance between development and the environment. This is done by monitoring energy efficiency and space performance using central artificial intelligence. This helps with remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring, and advanced risk assessments.

?We work in alignment with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy. DEWA adopts the latest disruptive solutions and Fourth Industrial Revolution applications at Al Shera?a. This supports our vision to become a globally leading sustainable, innovative corporation. This also protects the right of future generations to live in a clean, healthy and safe environment. This also supports the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world-leading nation,? added HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

While Ghantoot Group are in charge of the construction work of the building, Moro Hub will support DEWA to implement the latest in IoT, cybersecurity, digital twin technologies, AI, and smart building management solutions from Johnson Controls and Microsoft. Through these innovative technologies, Al-Shera?a is expected to utilise up to 50% less water than comparable buildings.

Al-Shera?a is expected to be ready by 2023 and it will feature an array of artificial intelligence solutions across systems and spaces, including a digital concierge for every employee and visitor. Comprising 15 floors, a basement, and a four-story car park, the building will offer capabilities to accommodate an onsite presence of over 5,000 people.