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ABB Equips Volante Tower with KNX Building Automation Solutions and Improves Energy Efficiency by 30%

ABB supplies Dubai’s latest, exclusive residential building, Volante Tower, with a full building automation system, controlling everything from public areas to individual living spaces, together with systems integrator customer Ultimate Solutions.

The Volante Tower was designed to serve the needs of discerning customers who seek a remarkable residence, boasting 35 floors comprising 45 exceptional apartments, all with sweeping waterfront views overlooking the Dubai canal and the Burj Khalifa.

The apartments include a combination of half floor two bedroom units at 5,000 sqft and whole floor five bedroom units at 10,000 sqft. The tower also boasts a Club where residents can enjoy a spa, gym, swimming pool, café and cinema.

The common areas, including corridors, are fitted with sensors in order to decrease wasted energy and improve efficiency up to 30%. Meanwhile, the apartments are individually kitted out with smart home management systems that offer full control of the AC, blinds, lights and music.

Due to the prestigious nature of the residence, the developer wanted to offer its residents an original design in terms of aesthetics and functionality. ABB was therefore the partner of choice based on its bespoke glass keypads, with KNX technology. Glass material is often preferred in high-end residences as it gives an expensive and stylish look, yet offers practicality, while KNX is a standardized network communications protocol for building automation, designed to be independent of any hardware platform. ABB also supplied electrical protection DIN Rail components.

“We are delighted with the great job done in Volante by our systems integrator, Ultimate Solutions.” says Michael Lotfy, head of Building Automation, for AMEA at ABB.

“Together we have managed to deliver a state of the art solution, that not only saves more than 30% of the energy consumption, but it also controls each apartment at the touch of a button: from the smart phone or the tablet, with maximum comfort, safety and luxury at the same time.”

ABB previously worked with Ultimate Solutions on the world-renowned luxury apartment building in the Dubai Marina, Le Rêve. Managing Director of Ultimate Solutions, Jana Malhas adds: “I have worked with ABB on several projects in the past, so they were my natural choice for Volante, and I was not disappointed. Throughout the project they went out of their way to make sure that we received the highest level of support and bespoke solutions that please a very sophisticated client base. I look forward to many more projects with ABB in the future.”

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