Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Huawei have broken ground on the first phase of a key solar-powered data centre in the Middle East and Africa, set to be Uptime TIER III-Certified.
The data centre is being implemented by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. It will use 100 per cent renewable energy with a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts (MW).
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, and Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East & Africa, broke ground on the project in the presence of senior Digital Dewa officials Vice Chairman Marwan bin Haidar; Vice Chairman (Energy) Waleed Bin Salman; Board Member Matar Al Mehairi; Mohammad bin Sulaiman, CEO of Moro Hub; and Jerry Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE.
On the new project, Al Tayer said: “This confirms that we are on the right track to achieve the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 per cent of energy from clean energy sources by 2050, as well as the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy, which aims to reduce electricity and water demand by 30 per cent by 2030.”
“We do this by developing innovative environment-friendly solutions that reduce carbon emissions. The green data centre that Moro Hub implements will enable global hyper-scalers to access carbon-free computing. It will also help organisations in their sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint.”
This is the second solar-powered green data centre in Dubai launched by Moro Hub. It will offer digital products and services using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, such as cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), he added.