Storage

  • The largest European energy storage system in a commercial building was inaugurated in Amsterdam at the city’s Johan Cruijff ArenA by industry giants Nissan, Eaton, BAM, The Mobility House and the Johan Cruijff ArenA, supported by the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (AKEF) and Interreg.

  • Japanese technology and IT colossus NEC Corporation has announced it will build a 'smart city infrastructure' platform aimed at integrating a range of data sources in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. The innovative project is part of the government's initiative to make its capital a 'smart city' by enhancing connectivity, and utilizing data that can improve the services it provides for its citizens.

  • Dutch co-working space provider and innovator, B. Amsterdam, has announced B. Smart City Hub, a 24000 m2 hall for companies looking for space for assembly, storage and distribution near the center of Amsterdam. The hub is planned to be operational in January 2019 and is dedicated mainly for companies in the waste, water, energy, logistics, smart storage, food and mobility sectors.

  • The GCC could save up to US$ 10 billion in infrastructural investment in the coming year through the use of smart grids, according to the MENA Power Industry Outlook.

  • Zain, Kuwait's leading telecommunications company, today announced their collaboration to launch a new cloud disaster recovery service that will provide IBM and Zain's enterprise customers with cloud-based business continuity capabilities and faster disaster recovery of their critical IT systems, without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site. Through the new service, customers will benefit from the added flexibility of keeping their data in-country on IBM Cloud.