Hitachi’s vision of Smart City, which involves creating a sustainable society that satisfies both environmental and economic considerations, can help turn Qatar National Vision 2030 into a reality, a senior official of the Japanese industrial major said yesterday.
“Hitachi can provide Smart City technology and support technology in fields such as energy, mobility, healthcare and water treatment,” international strategy division’s deputy general manager Makoto Nagashima explained at the opening ceremony of Hitachi Group’s first general exhibition in Qatar.
Hitachi’s Smart City aims to achieve its vision by establishing a well-balanced natural harmony between the ‘eco’ value of reducing the load on the environment and human-centred ‘experience’ values of comfort, safety, convenience and well-being.
Hitachi intends to focus on Social Innovation Business comprising industrial, transport and urban development systems; information and telecommunication systems; and power systems.
Hitachi’s products include gas turbines, enhancement of transmission grids, carbon-hydride energy storage systems, medical imaging systems, particle beam therapy systems, railway systems, membrane bio reactor, intelligent water systems, and water cycle stimulation services.
The thermal-electric grid control system contributes to energy cost saving of the utility of a building. The system predicts the supply and demand of thermal and electric power, calculates optimising energy cost and controls to thermal and electric equipment so that running cost will become the minimum.
The carbon-hydride energy storage system allows off-grid power (renewable energy) to supply steadily by transforming the energy to hydrogen in organic hydride (methylcyclohexane) form for safe storage and on-demand regenerating.
The system is capable of reducing the consumption of fossil fuels between 60 to 90% to control the CO2 emission.
Hitachi has been engaged in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing works of the air-conditioning system for the new international airport fast nearing completion in Doha.
“It was in 2012 that Hitachi Plant Technologies and Qatari company Qipco’s Specialised International Services jointly established Hitachi Plant Qatar, focusing on engineering, procurement and construction of air conditioning, plumbing, electrical facilities, water treatment facilities, industrial machinery, civil engineering and building,” he said.
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