Paul Wurth and SnT sign Partnership Framework Agreement

On 27 January 2015, Paul Wurth and SnT, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg, have signed a Partnership Framework Agreement for a strategic collaboration. The common goal of this four-year collaboration is to foster research projects and develop marketable applications in the field of automation, control systems and smart building.

As a company of the Paul Wurth Group, the Luxembourg-based Paul Wurth Geprolux is specialised in the management and coordination of major civil and industrial construction and infrastructure projects and provides engineering services, among others, in the domains of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC), electrics and sanitary equipment for buildings.

The development of smart software for building operation with reduced energy consumption and improved thermal comfort for the occupant is crucial for new as well as renovated buildings. Therefore, in future building projects, a special focus will be given to the involvement of and communication with the end-user via smart applications. Besides, building information modelling (BIM) as well as the use of design data will be underlying the building management systems, which are expandable to different modules depending on the user’s needs.

The collaboration with the University of Luxembourg in these research areas will allow to develop innovative and highly performant solutions that meet the customers’ requirements and expectations. With the signing of this agreement, Paul Wurth becomes the 23rd member to join the SnT Partnership Program.

About Paul Wurth: Headquartered in Luxembourg since its creation in 1870, the engineering company Paul Wurth is a leading technology provider and supplier of complete plants and facilities for the primary stage of integrated steelmaking. Besides its activities for the iron and steel industry, Paul Wurth Geprolux is specialized in the management and coordination of large civil construction and infrastructure projects. With about 1600 employees, Paul Wurth is active worldwide, operating entities and affiliated companies in the main iron and steelmaking regions of the world.

 About SnT: Launched in 2009 by the University of Luxembourg, SnT is an internationally leading research facility that together with external partners establishes Luxembourg as a European centre of excellence and innovation for secure, reliable, and trustworthy information and communications technologies (ICT). To create great impact, SnT follows an interdisciplinary research approach, taking not only technical aspects into account but also addressing business, human, and regulatory issues. SnT provides a platform for interaction and collaboration between university researchers and external partners.

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