Huawei and Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) have been awarded the contract to build the largest solar data center in the Middle East and Africa. In addition, the first phase of the data center is to be commissioned in May this year.
According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, a project team made up of Huawei employees from 6 countries completed a project to build a computer room over 2,000 square meters in five and a half days in the Middle East.
In addition, information reveals that the trial operation of Huawei Solar Data Center will be held in March with the presence of the sheikhs of Dubai. It will be the largest low-carbon data center in the Middle East and Africa, which is expected to be built in the area of a park of over 100,000 square meters. It will be powered by 100% green electricity.
Last May, a data center was announced at the 3,000 MW DEWA Mohammed bin Rashid AI Maktoum solar park, southeast of Dubai, with Tier III certification. It will be implemented by Moro Hub – a subsidiary of Digital DEWA.
This data center will use 100% green energy from the solar park which is considered the largest solar data center in the Middle East and Africa at Moro Hub. However, this is the second solar data center in Dubai launched by Moro Hub. In October 2020, the first 3,402 m² (36,600 sq ft), 8.8 MW Tier III certified data center debuted at Dubai Marina.
“We are working in line with the vision and direction 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 green economy and center for sustainable development. “Mohammed said.
“The founding 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 Dubai. The Net Zero Emissions 2050 Strategy, delivering 100% clean energy by 2050, and the Dubai Demand Response Strategy, which aims to reduce electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030” , said Al Tayer, MD, and CEO of DEWA.
The data center is for global hyperscalers looking to find capacity in Dubai, he said: “It will also help organizations implement sustainability programs to reduce their carbon footprint,” added the CEO of DEWA.
“Data is rapidly becoming a new driver of economic expansion and diversification. With more data center facilities being set up in the future, the project will be a combination of digital technology and power electronics technology. Build a green and inexpensive model. Carbon ICT infrastructure powered by renewable energy,” said Steven Yee, CEO of Huawei UAE
(Source: It is the house)