France-based energy service provider Schneider Electric has partnered with NXN, a leading provider of end-to-end smart digital services for digital transformation in the smart cities sector, to deliver advanced solutions for the Gulf region’s urban ecosystems.
As part of the partnership deal, the two companies will work together across a variety of technologies for the real estate industry and national smart city initiatives, while supporting the developers and governments in the region to implement digital transformation programs.
Countries in the region have started national initiatives to boost the transform into knowledge-based economies and smart cities are at the heart of these plans which is helping the governments to develop urban environments that are greener, sustainable, business-friendly, and promote well-being for citizens and residents.
Schneider Electric and NXN will identify and join together on business opportunities in the domain of digital transformation, like developing solutions for smart buildings, smart districts, smart cities and large-scale development projects.
NXN is a pioneer in providing smart city services and solutions by utilizing its deep proficiency in industry consulting, data and technology. Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled operating technologies help to make smart cities more efficient, resilient and sustainable.
The two companies will cooperate on initiatives to bring benefits for smart home automation, building analytics, energy metering and management, security, and digital community platforms.
“Cities cover only around 3 percent of the Earth’s land, but they produce around 72 percent of its total greenhouse gas emissions. We can turn this around and create urban spaces which are both green and smart. NXN is a proven leader in the smart city technology space across the Gulf, and by partnering with them we believe that we’ll be better able to work with the region’s governments to build cities that are both sustainable and technologically advanced.”
“Sustainability has become a huge focus for smart city operators and planners, which requires significant collaboration between different stakeholders in the ecosystem. Smart devices, smart systems and smart services are all critical components for creating collaborative energy solutions that meet citizen needs,” said Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN.
The Gulf states have been heavily investing in the development of smart cities, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE being widely recognized as global leaders in the field. Saudi Arabia has embarked on several major projects, including the mega-city NEOM and THE LINE. The UAE has developed several smart cities, including Masdar City, which has become one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments.