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Dubai/UAE, October 12, 2016 – Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, showcased its smart technologies for industrial efficiency and sustainability at the 18th edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX). This year marked Schneider Electric’s fifth consecutive participation at WETEX, reaffirming the global energy leader’s commitment to delivering competitive and customized solutions for the region’s growing customer base.
Schneider Electric’s suite of solutions are reputed for their unique integratation of advanced Information Technology (IT) with Operational technology (OT). Among those presented in Hall 8 (Innovation Hall) of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre included the Modicon MC80 for concentrated solar power applications, cyber-secure substation automation, smart panel, telemetry for remote field management, the Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) that integrates grid management solutions and the Process Expert System (PES) software for enhanced plant performance.
As part of the company’s participation, Bruno Dercle, Vice President - Energy Commercial at Schneider Electric led a seminar on ‘How to build smart electric utilities of tomorrow’.
Benoit Dubarle, President – Gulf Countries, Pakistan, East Mediterranean, Schneider Electric said: “In order to leave behind resources and a greener economy to our future generations, we must act now. The journey to sustainability is challenging, but is being expedited by new technologies that have come into play. These intelligent innovations can help us power our highly digitizing economies while addressing the critical energy threat
“Schneider Electric’s exhibited solutions, customized to the Internet of Things (IoT) platform, provides the additional efficiency and big data analytics much-needed across the O&G, water and power industries today. The company supports the Dubai Supreme Energy Council’s goal to reduce energy demand by 30%, and draws on global R&D findings and 170 years of expertise to address the current urban and environmental challenges.”
Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, President of DEWA, WETEX has recorded impressive year-on-year growth with the local participation showing an eight percent increase in this edition. WETEX 2016 was hosted in conjunction with the World Green Economy Summit, which aimed to reinforce Dubai's position as a global centre for green economy and sustainability.
Schneider Electric supported the three-day event, targeted to GCC-wide government officials, delegates and industry experts, as a gold sponsor. For more information, please visit this page.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.