Power supply system for world’s largest water fountain at Burj Khalifa in Dubai

These SCHAEFER charging systems are responsible for the operation and monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings like the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai. Amongst others, these systems are installed for charging the largest fountains in the world as the centrepiece of its Downtown Burj Dubai project. The fountains are capable of shooting water over 150 meters into the air – the height of a 50-storey building – and stretch over 275 meters – the length of two football fields.


  • Turn-key customized design: UPS system within a cabinet inclusive battery equipment as well as various SMPS systems

  • CAN/Ethernet interface for control and monitoring of electrical parameters

  • High level of reliability, redundant fault tolerant capability

  • Supervision and diagnostic software

  • Enhanced mechanical integration

  • Amongst others, charging the integral water, light and sound show of the fountain

  • Tropical protection to withstand extreme environmental conditions

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