Siemens has signed an agreement to supply building technology to Petra Engineering Industries Company, a Jordan-based manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment with customers in more than 40 countries.
Under the contract, Siemens will provide hardware controllers, HVAC application software, building management supervisory software, field devices and instrumentation for Petra’s manufacturing of HVAC systems globally. This software, which will be sold and marketed by Petra across all its markets as part of its OEM offering, is based on the controller and Desigo CC building management systems from Siemens. The partnership with Petra is the second of its kind for Siemens.
“This is a landmark partnership for Jordan’s manufacturing sector, strengthening the portfolio of a world-class OEM with smart building technology from Siemens,” said Markus Strohmeier, Senior Executive Vice President, Building Technologies Division, Siemens Middle East. “Together we can drive the adoption of intelligent, digitalized infrastructure around the world in pursuit of more efficient, livable cities.”
“This partnership represents the future of the HVAC industry. Petra, being one of the world leaders in the field of high-end engineered HVAC products, believes in this initiative. It is of paramount importance for the sake of our future to continue building smart, energy efficient and sustainable equipment. The world is changing and we need to be at the forefront of engineering development with all of our partners to deliver on our promise of creating a greener future. This partnership will ensure that we are able to meet that goal and develop state of the art solutions for our clients globally,” said Firas Abu Wishah, Members of the Board of Directors, Petra Engineering.
Eng. Omar Ali, Director of Operations, at Petra Engineering added: “We believe this partnership will support us in delivering the most technologically advanced solutions to our customers.”
Siemens Building Technologies has customized the software to meet the client’s requirements and supports plug-and-play integration for Petra’s equipment. Siemens will also provide product support and the potential development of software product extensions from the Desigo CC Application and Integration Center, which supports OEMs like Petra, both in the planning phase and during operations.
Since 2017, Siemens Building Technologies has been providing fully customizable versions of the Desigo CC and controller platforms for OEMs. These versions use a modular software approach that allows the base product to be combined with optional features, building discipline libraries, system integrations and applications, and language packs.
Desigo CC is the first integrated building management platform to cover the complete scope from small to large buildings and across building comfort systems (HVAC, room automation, energy efficiency), building safety and security (fire safety, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, evacuation, extinguishing, gas) and energy distribution. Based on open protocols, state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive functionality, Desigo CC sets new industry standards. An intuitive user interface and integrated workflow management make it easy to engineer and operate building systems and increase the productivity of building operations.
The controller product range has both standardized and customizable control solutions that are designed for scalability, and operation in any type of OEM heating, ventilation and air conditioning application. The Siemens designs for controllers are based on in depth application expertise and decades of experience in manufacturing HVAC controls.