Largest in MEA region; Moro Hub & Huawei to build solar powered data center in Dubai

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Moro Hub, a digital service provider owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has made an agreement with Huawei, the Chinese multinational technology company to build the largest solar-powered Uptime TIER III-Certified Data Centre in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Mr. Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, and signed by Marwan Bin Haidar, Vice Chairman and Group CEO Digital DEWA and Mr. Jerry Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE.

The new sustainable, carbon-neutral green data center uses 100 percent renewable energy and has a capacity of over 100 megawatts (MW) and is the second solar-powered green data center in Dubai launched by Moro Hub.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
MD & CEO – DEWA

“The sustainable data center supports Dubai’s 10X initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the Emirate a city of the future, putting it 10 years ahead of other global cities. This meets our ambition to deliver sustainable digital transformation and anticipate and shape the future. This supports the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030.”

The new center positions Moro Hub as a leading contributor to the UAE’s circular economy, while significantly aids DEWA’s progress towards sustainable development. The carbon-neutral data center supports Dubai’s efforts to exceed the goals of the emirate’s Carbon Abatement Strategy in reducing emissions by 16 percent by 2021, though the emirate has surpassed this target in 2019.

Moro Hub’s green data center will help customers in their sustainability initiatives to reduce their emissions and become carbon neutral. The center will offer digital products and services using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, like cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Yang said, “We are pleased to associate with Moro Hub as the key technology provider for the largest green data center 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.”

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