Beyon launches 1st clean energy-powered data center in Bahrain

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Beyon Solar Park
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Beyon, a Bahrain-based technology group, has launched the first clean energy-powered data center in the kingdom.

The launching ceremony was attended by Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of Beyon, H.E. Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohamed, President of Electricity and Water Authority, H.E. Mohamed bin Thamer Al Kaabi, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, H.E. Yasser bin Ibrahim Humaidan, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, H.E. Mrs. Noor Bint Ali Al Khulaif, Minister of Sustainable Development, and Mr. Mohamed Almoayyed Director YK Almoayyed & Sons.

The event was held at the Royal Golf Club in Riffa, where members of Beyon’s Board of Directors, Beyon’s Executive team and team members involved in the project were present on the occasion. Beyon’s Chairman welcomed the distinguished guests and extended his appreciation for their attendance at the inauguration of Beyon Solar Park.

Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa_Beyon launches 1st clean energy data center
Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Chairman – Beyon

“Beyon’s efforts towards sustainability and clean energy production continues, and we have made great progress since the launch of the first phase of the Solar Park in November 2021. Today we are glad to announce the completion of the second phase of the project. We are also very proud of an unprecedented achievement in the telecommunications and technology sector, as Beyon’s Data Centre became the first in Bahrain to rely entirely on clean energy generated from the company’s Solar Park, which is located in the Beyon Data Oasis.”

“Our journey in the field of environmental sustainability continues in line with our commitment to Bahrain’s vision launched by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and announced as part of his address during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, held in Glasgow Scotland, which reiterates the Kingdom’s commitment to achieve zero carbon neutrality by 2060,”  Shaikh Abdulla added.

Thus, we have set clear plans to start implementing the third phase of this project, which will be located in Hamala. Upon completion of this phase, the total clean energy production of Beyon will be approximately 6 GWh per year.”

Beyon’s Solar Park Phase 1 and 2 will generate 3.6 GWh of clean energy leading to a carbon footprint saving of over 2000 tons and a cost saving of $980 annually.

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