Schneider Electric bags KSA lighting control deal

Schneider Electric to provide an automated lighting control system for PME centre in Jeddah

Schneider Electric has been contracted by Setra e.Vision to provide its KNX automated lighting controls system for the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) centre in Jeddah.

The project, scheduled to be completed in August 2012, spans over 50,000 square meter comprising 19 floors of offices and service & control areas. Schneider Electric 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.

Hesham AboRejal, Vice-President – LifeSpace and Residential Business at Schneider Electric, said, “Leading technical and commercial companies have been competing for the prestigious PME centre 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, the projects’s system integrator on the basis of the high quality service Schneider Electric engineers have achieved and will contribute towards this project.”

The new PME centre will be responsible for compiling and correcting meteorological bulletins from the GCC countries, other Arabian territories, several African countries and adjacent seas and oceans, and subsequently disseminate the data to the World Meteorological Organization for global and regional exchange. 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.

Schneider Electric has enjoyed a presence in the Saudi market for more than 30 years. The company 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.


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