NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

“A central component of NEC’s project will be the provision of its Cloud City Operation Centre platform, which will collect data from sensors placed across cities in order to support municipal services.”

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

NEC subsidiary NEC Iberica has been selected to provide smart city solutions for a large slate of Spanish cities.

The contract was awarded by Red.es, a public corporation owned by Spain’s Ministry of Economy and Business (abbreviated “MINECO”), and concerns the provision of smart city services to Diputacion de Cordoba, a public institution that delivers municipal support services 77 towns and cities in the province of Cordoba. The contract is part of a larger initiative called “Enlaza, the Smart and Sustainable Project for Municipalities in the Province of Cordoba,” according to NEC.

A central component of NEC’s project will be the provision of its Cloud City Operation Centre platform, which will collect data from sensors placed across cities in order to support municipal services. This will include an electricity consumption and management system, a waste management system based on volumetric sensors for containers, and a water management system, among other optimization tools. It will also entail a web portal for citizen engagement.

The Cloud City Operation Centre platform will be constructed in partnership with Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas, a multinational industrial services firm.

In a statement announcing the contract, Diputacion de Cordoba president Antonio Ruiz framed it as a means to address “the challenge to become a truly sustainable city that is prepared for a future of rapid urbanization is shared as a common long term goal,” adding, “We are glad to work with NEC in this project to attain this important goal through the use of continuously developing technologies in the field of ICT.”