In line with the Government of India’s vision to create world-class airports in the country, Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled its end-to-end digital solutions for building ‘Future Ready’, energy efficient airports throughtheir IoT enabled platform EcoStruxure for Airports.
It is an enterprise level integration system enabling a holistic view, quicker decision-making, better controls, improved operating efficiency and the opportunity to offer travellers an enhanced experience. Aimed at creating sustainable airports by reducing carbon footprint, it allows airports to dramatically reduce costs by improving energy quality and achieving environmental targets.
EcoStruxure for Airport platform provides a collaborative environment for secure, efficient, reliable and sustainable airport service. Digitising the entire value chain of airport infrastructure management, it helps them to operate effectively, safely and in a cost-efficient manner.
Cost optimisation can be achieved with better management of BMS systems with advanced analytics working on top of it. Lighting management systems with intelligent sensors add to additional savings. Needless to say that with increased automation there’s less need for human intervention. With integrated command and control system, land side intervention can be bought in with new revenue streams.
The enterprise-level integration framework, which is a “System of System” solution. This integrated structure offers the unified version of truth that enables airports to view all aspects holistically, make faster decisions, improve controls, improve operational effectiveness and provide passengers with a seamless experience.
Airports focused on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint benefit from significant cost savings from improved energy usage, besides achieving environmental goals.
With a strong focus on sustainability and carbon footprint reduction, Schneider Electric airport solutions enable airports to substantially reduce costs by improving energy efficiency and achieving environmental objectives.
A collaborative environment for safe effective, reliable and sustainable airport service is created by the EcoStruxure for the Airport platform. Airports are now an intelligent city where nearly all operations are digitised.
The presence on the land side is therefore becoming increasingly necessary for airport operators who call for Smart City Vision.
The government envisions to create a self-reliant aviation sector in India. As 100 airports and 1000 routes have been proposed by 2024, the government has called for more investment by the private sector under the PPP model.
Optimistic of the opportunities in the Indian aviation sector, Schneider Electric has enhanced its capabilities in the airports segment. The company has recently acquired RIB Software SE, an innovator in building and construction industry that creates, develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide.
Through RIB’s superior tools, the company plans to facilitate the interdisciplinary and increasingly seamless collaboration for airport construction. iTWO 4.0, RIB’s flagship cloud-based platform, provides the world’s first enterprise cloud technology based on 5D BIM with AI integration for construction companies, industrial companies, developers and project owners, etc.
By leveraging digital twin technology, the airports can become future ready thereby helping engineers predict the good and bad outcomes of the entire infrastructure. This is where RIB software comes into the picture. RIB can enable companies automate their entire construction process right from the conceptualization and design phase.
This helps to build an architecture using analytics, which can enable airports to visualize the entire process, thereby saving time and cost and increase energy efficiency of the infrastructure.