It will be the largest solar-powered UpTime Tier-III certified data centre in the Middle East and Africa
Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions) has inked a deal with Huawei to build the largest solar-powered Uptime Tier III-certified data centre in the Middle East and Africa at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. It is the second solar-powered green data centre in Dubai launched by Moro Hub.
Moro Hub is a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
According to a statement, the new data centre will use 100% renewable energy and has a capacity exceeding 100MW. The deal was signed by Marwan Bin Haidar, vice chairman and group CEO of Digital DEWA and Jerry Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, in the presence of Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East.
Al Tayer commented, “The sustainable data centre supports Dubai’s efforts to exceed the goals of Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy in reducing carbon emissions by 16% by 2021. Dubai has surpassed this target, reducing emissions by 22% in 2019. The new centre positions Moro Hub which also includes InfraX and DigitalX, as a leading contributor to the UAE’s circular economy, while significantly aids Dewa’s progress towards sustainable development.”
He added, “The centre will offer digital products and services using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, such as cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since the new green data centre is the largest in the Middle East and Africa, it will enable global hyper-scalers to access carbon-free computing. Moro Hub’s green data centre will help customers in their sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon emissions and become carbon neutral.”
Discussing the partnership, Yang said, “Huawei is pleased to associate with Moro Hub as the key technology provider for the largest green data centre in the region. This is an important association, and it allows us to strengthen our partnership with Moro Hub and take part in fortifying the UAE’s sustainable development goals. There’s been significant growth in the renewable sector and we are optimistic that this agreement will reinforce our endeavours to implement and strengthen the adoption of carbon-neutral digital technologies.”
Mustapha Louni, SVP, Middle East, Africa & Greater India, Uptime Institute concluded, “We laud the relentless efforts of the UAE government to accelerate the adoption of the next-generation infrastructure for its citizens and businesses. Construction of the most sustainable Uptime Institute Tier III-certified data centre in the region will provide green leadership to the IT industry at large, and we are confident that this new facility will support the country’s sustainable economic growth for years to come.”