Moro Hub has signed an agreement with Huawei to build a solar-powered data center in Dubai, UAE.
The new 100MW facility will be located in the 3,000MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park outside of Dubai to the southeast of the city. Timelines of construction were not shared.
Moro Hub – a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) – claims the new facility will be largest solar-powered Uptime Tier III-certified facility in the Middle East and Africa.
“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,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. “Moro Hub’s green data center will help customers in their sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon emissions and become carbon neutral.”
“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,” added Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East. “There’s been significant growth in the renewable sector, and we are optimistic that this agreement will reinforce our endeavors to implement and strengthen the adoption of carbon-neutral digital technologies.”
The solar farm was announced in January 2012, with construction beginning in 2013. The new facility is Moro Hub’s second solar-powered facility, with the company having a 3,402 sqm (36,600 sq ft), 8.8MW Tier III-certified data center in the Dubai Marina.