ABB’s HVACR solution enables 25% energy savings in the tallest building in Africa

ABB’s HVACR solution enables 25% energy savings in the tallest building in Africa

The Iconic Tower will have ABB’s ACH580 variable frequency drives, which are designed to control HVAC applications in smart buildings. With this solution, the skyscraper will be able to achieve energy savings of 25-30 percent, annually.

ABB, together with system integrator Quasi systems, committed to supply 850 units of ACH580 drives for the Iconic Tower, Crescent Tower and 15 additional buildings, situated in the new administrative capital of Egypt, a national project focused on sustainable development and energy efficiency. These new buildings are being constructed by CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Corporation)

“Highlighting the enormous benefits of ACH580 solution in HVACR applications and the proven performance of our large installed base in commercial building segment during the last four years, were some of the key success factors for winning this project,” said Ahmed Adel, Local Drive Products Division Manager, Motion Business Area, Egypt. “Additionally, projecting the after-sales support capabilities also gave us the edge on competition and helped in sealing the deal,” he added.
  • A strong cooperation between ABB Egypt and Quasi Systems teams resulted in safe and reliable solution for the CSCEC constructor
  • The Iconic Tower is set to be the tallest building in Africa, comprising 80 floors at the height of 386 meters, expected to be ready by June 2022
  • Hundreds of ACH580 drives will control HVAC systems in the Iconic Tower building, saving energy by up to 30%

Safe and reliable solution for smart buildings

ABB’s ACH580 drives enhance the performance of smart buildings and enable users to meet more stringent energy efficiency regulations.  The drives come with inbuilt energy efficiency calculators, featuring an option to manage and monitor energy usage.

Drives ensure reliable operation of building applications, without the risk of costly unplanned outages and safeguarding the comfort and security of the building occupants. They also provide connectivity with existing building automation and control systems, and can be easily integrated with ABB Ability™ monitoring services to see real-time data about the drive status and performance from any location.

The Iconic Tower is set to be the tallest building in Africa, comprising 80 floors at the height of 386 meters. The skyscraper will be situated in the Central Business District of the new administrative capital of Egypt, 35km east of Cairo, a national government-initiated project with a focus on energy optimization and energy efficiency. The project aims to reduce congestion in Cairo, boost economic development by creating new employment opportunities and housing for 6.5 million people.

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