Huawei undertakes the construction of the largest low-carbon data center in the Middle East and Africa

Huawei and the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority contracted to build the largest solar-powered data center in the Middle East and Africa. The project delivery team currently consists of Huawei employees from 6 countries. In 5 and a half days, a 2000+ square meter computer room has been built in the Middle East desert.

It is reported that the first phase of the data center built by Huawei is planned to be put into use in May this year, and will be put into trial operation in March and will welcome the visit of the Dubai Sheikh. The overall planned area of ​​the park exceeds 100,000 square meters and will be powered by 100% green electricity. It is the largest low-carbon data center in the Middle East and Africa.

The data center, announced in May last year, is located in DEWA's 3,000MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, southeast of Dubai. The final facility will be Uptime Tier III certified.

The data center will be implemented by Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, ​​the digital arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). It will use 100% green energy from the solar park, which Moro Hub claims is the largest solar data center in the Middle East and Africa.

Said Mohammed said: "We are working in accordance with the vision and direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global green economy and sustainable development. Sustainability Center".

Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, ​​said: "The groundbreaking of the largest green data center in the Middle East and Africa 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, by 2050 Providing 100% clean energy, and Dubai’s Demand Side Management Strategy, which aims to reduce electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030.”

The data center is aimed at global hyperscalers looking to find capacity in Dubai, he said: "It will also help organizations implement sustainability programs to reduce their carbon footprint."

Steven Yi, CEO of Huawei UAE, said: "Data is rapidly becoming a new engine for economic expansion and diversification. With the establishment of more data center facilities in the future, this project will be the combination of digital technology and power electronics technology to create greener, low-cost model. Carbon ICT infrastructure powered by renewable energy.”

This is the second solar data center Moro Hub has launched in Dubai - the first being a 3,402 sqm (36,600 sq ft), 8.8MW Tier III certified data center at Dubai Marina in October 2020

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