Construction to start on solar-powered data centre in Dubai

By Andy Brown17 May 2021

The signing ceremony for the sustainable data centre

An agreement has been signed that will lead to the construction of the largest solar-powered Uptime TIER III-Certified Data Centre in the Middle East and Africa.

Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has signed an agreement with Huawei to build the Data Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE.

The new sustainable, carbon-neutral green data centre uses 100% renewable energy and has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts (MW). It is the second solar-powered green data centre in Dubai launched by Moro Hub.

“The sustainable data centre supports Dubai’s 10X initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the Emirate a city of the future, putting it 10 years ahead of other global cities,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“This meets our ambition to deliver sustainable digital transformation and anticipate and shape the future.”

It was added that the centre will offer digital products and services, such as cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Construction Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Longer Reads
5 ways to make remote working work
Keith Ali, MD at Creative ITC, explains how to overcome 5 common challenges when deploying remote working solutions to ensure AEC organisations realise business benefits from digital transformation.
COMMENT: Are we at the beginning of a golden decade in German construction?
Peter Gerstmann, chairman of the board of management of the Zeppelin Group discusses growing opportunities for the German construction sector
Can hydrogen engines turn construction green?
Hydrogen combustion engines move to centre stage as construction aims for zero emissions
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Andy Brown Editor, International Construction Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 224 E-mail: andy.brown@khl.com
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: simon.kelly@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA