ENGIE Solutions provides bespoke smart building services to group 42's Covid-19 detection lab

The state-of-the-art laboratory is capable of conducting thousands of COVID-19 tests per day


Dubai, UAE: ENGIE Solutions, an international leader in providing zero-carbon energy and innovative integrated facilities management solutions, is providing Group 42 (G42), a leading artificial intelligence and cloud computing company, with cutting edge, technology-based facilities management solutions – and the manpower required to operate them –  to improve safety and efficiency within the new high throughput COVID-19 detection laboratory in Masdar City.

The state-of-the-art laboratory, which is one of only a few in the world to reach Biosafety Level (BSL) 3, is capable of conducting thousands of COVID-19 tests per day, and is the first in the world of such scale to be operational outside of China. It plays an essential role in combatting the virus by accelerating the identification and diagnosis of suspected cases, enabling a rapid response to the outbreak.

ENGIE Solutions will provide the laboratory with bespoke smart building and technology services, which will reduce the number of people on-ground, thereby decreasing safety risks for laboratory personnel. The company will incorporate wireless IoT (Internet of Things) sensor technology to control various functions, including energy management, air quality and health, comfort, and safety. It will also offer a Condition Based Monitoring service, which provides live monitoring and alerts for both asset and environmental conditions. Over time, collected asset information will facilitate data-driven decisions with regards to asset maintenance strategy, replacement, and running costs.

These services, as well as the manpower required to operate them, are provided as part of ENGIE Solution’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the UAE community.

Ian Harfield, Executive Vice President, ENGIE Solutions, said: “ENGIE Solutions and G42 have a long-standing partnership, and when we learnt about the development of the new COVID-19 detection laboratory we were keen to contribute our solutions and expertise towards overcoming the pandemic. Smart technology solutions can have a significant positive impact on highly controlled facilities such as laboratories, by enhancing the environment and increasing safety for personnel – something that is especially important in times such as these.”

Mr. Ashish Koshy, CEO of G42 Healthcare, said: "This laboratory has a significant role to play in the UAE’s efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, by providing the most reliable PCR tests. This suite of customized solutions provided by our partner, ENGIE Solutions, will enable us to continue to process tests at the same rate while limiting the staff on-ground, therefore increasing their safety, enabling more social distancing with more staff staying at home, and contributing to the overall safety of the UAE during this unprecedented outbreak.”


About ENGIE Solutions

ENGIE Solutions is an international leader in providing zero-carbon energy and innovative integrated facilities management solutions in various sectors such as transport, retail, commercial, infrastructure, industrial, residential, educational and healthcare.

By using innovative smart technology, efficiently managing assets, optimising labour and resources, ENGIE Solutions delivers energy-efficient focused solutions to meet their client’s specific demands ensuring long-term asset value. ENGIE Solutions believes that its unique capability to integrate all these solutions ‘as a service’ to its customers affords the organisation a distinctive leadership position in the industry.

ENGIE Solutions is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in zero-carbon energy and services, present in 70 countries with more than 170,000 employees and a revenue of €60.1 billion.

About Group 42

Group 42 (G42) is a leading Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Supercomputing company based in Abu Dhabi, uniquely positioned in the national ecosystem to develop and deploy holistic and scalable AI solutions.

G42 is founded on three core components: 1) fundamental and applied AI Research through its subsidiary the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, 2) a leading Cloud Computing Platform capable of powering the largest and most demanding customers in the region 3) high-impact AI solutions optimized for a wide range of industries such as: Smart City, Healthcare, Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Education, Aviation, Hospitality and Tourism.

G42 has an active and extensive partnership network, connecting leading international organizations that complement our ecosystem and support our vision.

For further information on G42 visit www.g42.ai

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