Japan-based Hitachi Consulting has been awarded a project to design ‘Smart City’ services for Thailand’s integrated district, One Bangkok.
The company will assist investment holding and real estate company TCC Assets (Thailand) and Frasers Property in designing ‘Smart City’ services of their joint ventured private sector project One Bangkok.
One Bangkok smart cities and sustainability director Anthony Arundell said: “Smart City services and sustainability are among our top priorities, which is also in line with Thailand 4.0, the government’s industrial policy that aims to transform the Thai economy.
“We selected Hitachi Consulting based on its expertise in IT, facility management operational systems, and the internet of things (IoT).”
With a centralised IoT-driven platform, the nine-tower mixed-use urban project will spread over 1.8 million square metres of floor space.
Scheduled to open in 2021, the urban facility encompasses office, retail, hospitality, residential and cultural areas and will serve more than 60,000 people.
Hitachi Consulting will indulge in defining high-level design, technical concepts and requirements for the technology-enabled ‘Smart City’ project.
The project will include integrated smart services in energy, water, telecommunications, predictive maintenance, video analytics, security, traffic and parking.
To optimise building operations, the project is embedded with sensors and analytics.
The solution provider’s Smart City Sensor Grid and Platform will connect, integrate, monitor and manage the entire One Bangkok systems’ operations, including temperature, photo, noise and air quality sensors and predictive maintenance of building systems.
Hitachi Asia social innovation lead and global client partner Andrew Hamilton said: “The convergence of Cloud-based computing, big data and the IoT, are enabling social innovations at One Bangkok that will enhance people’s lives and support environmental sustainability.”