Schneider Electric clinches Jeddah contract
Riyadh, February 25, 2012
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, said it has won a contract to provide automated lighting controls system for the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) center in Jeddah.
The contract was awarded by Setra e.Vision, the project’s system integrator, said a statement from Schneider Electric.
As per the deal, Schneider will install KNX products in the building that control and monitor lighting systems including presence sensors, switching and Dimming which will create a green building that saves the energy and make it more efficient.
The SR120 million ($32 million) PME project is scheduled to be completed in August this year.
It spans over 50,000 sq m with an impressive architectural design comprising 19 floors of offices and service and control areas, the statement said.
The new center will be responsible for compiling and correcting meteorological bulletins from the GCC countries, other Arabian territories, several African countries and adjacent seas and oceans, it added.
Hesham AboRejal, VP of LifeSpace and Residential Business at Schneider Electric, said: “Leading technical and commercial companies have been competing for the prestigious PME center and we are delighted to be awarded the contract.'
'We presented our offerings to Al Angari, the project contractor, AD Consultant, the project consultant, as well as SETRA e.Vision on the basis of the high quality service Schneider Electric engineers have achieved and will contribute towards this project,” he added.
Upon the completion of the building, Jeddah will be one of the world's four regional telecommunication hubs (RTH) that has the receiving/transmission capability in addition to Beijing, New Delhi and Tokyo.
The center will subsequently disseminate the data to world meteorological organization for global and regional exchange.
Schneider has enjoyed a presence in the Saudi market for more than 30 years. It has two manufacturing plants and three regional branches in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar, in addition to five local sales offices that ensure proximity to partners and customers.-TradeArabia News Service