Mouwasat Medical Services selects Honeywell to drive energy digitalisation project

Mouwasat Hospital Khobar Technology specialist Honeywell has been awarded a contract for the installation of integrated building management systems across all Mouwasat Medical Services (MMS) hospitals

The contract, which supports the kingdom’s focus on advancing the country’s healthcare sector, will enable MMS to optimise its energy usage and building maintenance across its six hospital locations in Saudi Arabia. 

Honeywell’s contract is part of MMS’ digital-first approach and involves the deployment of the company’s Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management solution to enable better management of assets. This includes:

-Honeywell Forge Energy Optimisation, which autonomously and continually optimises a building’s internal set points across hundreds of integrated assets – constantly evaluating weather, occupancy levels, tariffs, time of day and other data – and makes adjustments every 15 minutes to improve a building’s HVAC system for peak efficiency, without compromising occupant comfort. It can increase comfort performance and improve energy savings by double digits. The solution also provides intuitive dashboards as well as full visibility of energy performance across all six MMS buildings and facilities in the kingdom. 

-Honeywell Forge Digitised Maintenance, which changes the way buildings and assets are maintained through a proactive maintenance process of curated recommendations. Using sensors and system integration to analyse building controllers and mechanical assets, intuitive dashboards provide near real-time insights to track building performance and reduce unplanned reactive work on building systems.

-In addition to the Honeywell Forge solutions, Honeywell will also integrate proprietary and third-party systems across the six MMS locations, including its Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI) building management system to improve building system control, and a portfolio of security and fire alarm systems to maximise occupant safety.

George Bou Mitri, vice-president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said, “With more than 60 years’ experience in hospital environments and Saudi Arabia, we understand the complex, challenging and highly regulated world of healthcare within the kingdom, and our collaboration with MMS demonstrates our commitment to furthering the government’s vision for the healthcare sector. We are proud to build on our long-term relationship with MMS to deploy fully integrated solutions to further its strategic goals for enhanced patient experience and energy-saving optimisation in line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.

“At Mouwasat Medical Services our mission is to provide sustainable, first-class medical services that will aid the economic advancement of the country’s healthcare sector. At the heart of this mission is our digitalisation drive across all aspects of our operations, to enhance efficiency, and ultimately to help us deliver the best possible care to our patients. This latest agreement with Honeywell is a reflection of our commitment to digitalise operations, helping us optimise energy consumption and maintenance that will lower operating cost, increase comfort and maximise uptime across our facilities,” added Mohammed Sulaiman Al-Saleem, managing director at MMS. 

MMS is a leading healthcare provider in Saudi Arabia, with its facility in Al Khobar City being the first digital hospital in the Eastern Province. Honeywell has previously played a key role in the digitalisation of the MMS’ Al Khobar and Madinah hospitals, and its long-term care facility at Dammam, through the installation of building management systems, and security, fire, voice alarm, intrusion detection and video surveillance solutions.

Honeywell continues to strengthen its footprint in the kingdom, playing a vital role in advancing the development of the country’s industries and localisation efforts that aid its transformation to a knowledge-based economy. Recent Honeywell developments in the kingdom include the scheduled openings of two new facilities that will produce gas detection devices, natural gas as well as a liquid fuel, and create new employment opportunities open to Saudi nationals.

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