Siemens Expands Smart City Project in Dubai

The project will use Siemens’ suite of cybersecurity services to improve critical infrastructure security

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 23, 2024

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Moro Hub and Siemens to Expand Partnership
Moro Hub

Siemens is expanding its partnership with Moro Hub, a subsidiary of the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (PJSC), to advance smart city technologies in Dubai.

Under the expanded partnership, Moro Hub will use Siemens' Ruggedcom Cybersecurity Solutions, a suite of hardware and software services tailored to identify and manage cyber threats to critical infrastructure.

The companies said it would use Siemens’ platform to strengthen security measures across sectors, including energy, transportation, manufacturing and utilities.

The expanded project will also leverage digitalization tools to create “future-viable” smart communities, according to a statement.

“We are thrilled to collaborate closer with Moro Hub, contributing to its mission to accelerate digital transformation in the UAE,” said Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East. “By deploying Siemens Ruggedcom…and enhancing Moro Hub’s cybersecurity capabilities, this agreement positions Moro as the global benchmark for secure and reliable critical infrastructure, making cities more sustainable and connected.” 

The project forms part of Dubai’s roadmap to use digitization and automation tools to establish itself as a major smart city. 

“Our partnership with Siemens is an effort to support the Dubai 10X initiative, to position Dubai 10 years ahead of other global cities,” said Marwan Bin Haidar, CEO of PJSC’s digital arm, Digital DEWA. “By providing the necessary infrastructure for digital adoption to public and private enterprises we…are confident that this association with Siemens…will pave the way for a more sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come.”

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Launched in 2017, the Dubai 10X initiative was designed to progress smart city projects, as well as support legislation to facilitate their uptake, with 42 projects completed thus far.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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