Senior officials at the groundbreaking ceremony in Dubai on Saturday.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East and Africa, inaugurated the first phase of the largest solar-powered data center in the Middle East and in Africa, defined on Uptime TIER III-Certified.
The data center will be implemented by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, the digital arm of Dewa at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park in Dubai. The carbon neutral green data center will use 100% renewable energy with a capacity greater than 100 megawatts (MW).
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Marwan Bin Haidar, vice-president – Digital & Group CEO of Digital Dewa; Waleed Bin Salman, Vice President – Energy, Digital Dewa; Matar Al Mehairi, Board member of Digital Dewa; Mohammad Bin Sulaiman, CEO of Moro Hub; Jerry Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE; and other officials from both sides.
“We are working in accordance with the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for the green economy and Sustainable development. The inauguration of the largest green data center in the Middle East and Africa confirms that we are on track to meet the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% energy from clean sources. sources of energy by 2050, as well as Dubai’s demand management strategy, which aims to reduce demand for electricity and water by 30% by 2030. ”
“To do this, we are developing innovative solutions that respect the environment that reduce carbon emissions. The green data center that Moro Hub is implementing will provide global hyper-scalers with access to carbon-free IT. It will also help organizations in their sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint, ”said Al Tayer.
“Data is quickly becoming the new engine of economic expansion and diversification. As more and more data center facilities are established in the future, this project serves as an example to combine digital and power electronic technologies to create a greener, low-carbon ICT infrastructure fueled by by renewable energies. We are committed to contributing to carbon neutrality around the world and are very proud to work with Moro Hub, in what is truly a historic project for the region in this regard, ”said Steven Yi.
This is the second solar-powered green data center in Dubai launched by Moro Hub. It will offer digital products and services using technologies from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).
The vision of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is to be an innovative and sustainable company leading globally.
Their mission is to commit to and align with the 8 principles and Dubai’s 50-year charter supporting the directions of the United Arab Emirates.