Al Salem Johnson Controls provides Metasys to Saudi Arabia's KAFD
The building management system to help promote energy efficiency, reduce costs, improve cooling efficiency of buildings
Al Salem Johnson Controls has provided King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh with its building automation solution Metasys, which facilitates the integration of different building management systems, including HVAC solutions, smart controls, data collection (SCADA), fire safety, and security systems, that will promote energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the cooling efficiency of buildings.
The Metasys system, which connects several wireless devices and enables constant monitoring and controls across KAFD, will control 700,000 data points in KAFD – one of the largest construction projects in the world that comprises more than 50 buildings, three skyscrapers, office buildings, hotels, museums, conference centres, as well as supporting facilitiesn, in addition to infrastructure such as service tunnels, a central utility plant, monorail stations, and parking buildings.
According to Al Salem Johnson Controls, which has been involved in the project from an early design stage, the Metasys system permits for integrated security management, operational and control management, as well as specialised metering systems for energy management and tunnel ventilation control.
Commenting on the system, chief executive officer of Al Salem Johnson Controls, Mohanad AlShaikh, said: “Al Salem Johnson Controls demonstrated, through this project, its deep technical expertise and innovation.”
AlShaikh added: “Furthermore, our building management system is characterized by competitive features, and the ability to converge several systems for better and unified, intelligent infrastructure for buildings.”