Honeywell showcased its integrated solutions at Middle East Rail Exhibition, the leading trade show held March 17-18, 2015, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) which attracts global decision makers from the rail and infrastructure industries. The GCC is investing heavily in a connected rail network which will ultimately link all six Gulf States by rail for the first time. This will serve to boost inter-regional trade and will provide relief to the current air and sea travel options, which have become heavily congested.
The GCC rail route is estimated to cover more than 2,000km when complete and currently involves around 24 rail network projects, with some of the larger projects including the Etihad Railway Network, Riyadh Metro, Jeddah Metro, and the Qatar Integrated Rail Project.
These multi-billion dollar rail investments are driving strong regional demand for scalable and high quality security and building solutions that meet the challenging needs of passenger safety whilst improving efficiencies.
During the two-day show, Honeywell showcased its integrated solutions for rail and metros, which are focused on enhancing safety and security, and optimizing performance. This includes solutions such as energy management, surveillance and access control, fire detection and alarm, public address and voice alarm systems, in addition to project design, engineering, systems integration, maintenance and servicing.
“Honeywell’s integrated building and fire safety solutions portfolio is scalable, can be customized to the needs of any facility and reduces operational costs for our customers. Our connected technology brings together control systems and business network information to optimize response times, minimize impact and improve situational awareness. In addition, most of the products come with easy-to-use reporting and self-documenting templates providing transparency in managing any facility,” said Mark Fenton, Business Leader, Honeywell Fire Safety, High Growth Regions.
“Our global and more specifically regional experience of working on large rail and metro projects has helped us to develop a comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of the local market. Our consultants are industry specialists and engage with customers early on in the project providing design and systems expertise that help in the development of effective infrastructure projects,” added Fenton.
During the show, Honeywell experts also provided briefings of the cutting-edge technology behind its building and fire safety solutions.