Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) has appointed a consortium led by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, Ghantoot Group, Johnson Controls and Microsoft, 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 (Arabic for sail). 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, MD & 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 the energy efficiency and space performance using central artificial intelligence. This helps with remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance, compliance monitoring, and advanced risk assessments.
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-storey car park, the building will offer capabilities to accommodate an onsite presence of over 5,000 people.
DEWA’s new headquarters are designed for a platinum rating by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a silver rating from the WELL Building Standard. DEWA is also expected to announce two more phases to implement work on the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and the photovoltaic solar systems for the building.