Supports DEWA’s endeavors to promote sustainability
"Morrow" launches the first "green" solar-powered data center in the region
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: “The launch of the center strengthens (Moro )’s position as a major contributor to the circular economy of the UAE.”
The Data Center for Integrated Solutions "Moro", wholly owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced yesterday the launch of the first green data center in the Middle East region, during the activities of the virtual version of the Water, Energy and Environment Technology Exhibition (WETEX 2020). Which ended yesterday.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, affirmed that “the launch of the green data center strengthens the position of (MORO) as a major contributor to the circular economy of the UAE, as well as supports the efforts of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in promoting the process of sustainability.” We work at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the launch of the first green data center powered by solar energy in the Middle East is a practical translation of His Highness’s directives in the framework of work to transform Dubai is the smartest and happiest city on earth, and the center is a new achievement for (Moro), and coincides with the goal of the Emirates Council for the Circular Economy to promote the initiative (Accelerating the Circular Economy 360), which the UAE signed as the first country in the world, in strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum , With the aim of harnessing the potential of technological innovation and advanced technologies to accelerate the circular economy, while using fewer natural resources, and reducing pollution rates to address the issue of climate change.
He added: “Dubai continues to strengthen its global leadership position in leading sustainability efforts, through the application of global best practices for sustainable solutions, which are in line with government plans and strategies, such as (UAE Centennial 2071) that aims to make the UAE the best country in the world, and the Dubai initiative. 10X), which constitutes the government framework to enhance Dubai's leadership in future technology, and make it a 10-year leader among the cities of the future, and the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to reach 75% of the operational capacity of Dubai's electric energy from clean sources, which also aims to consolidate Dubai's position as a global center for the green economy ».
The new green data center, which has a Tier-III certificate and is accredited by the Uptime Institute, is located in the Yalayas area. The center provides digital products and services that use the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). .
Moro invests its efforts in providing the latest technologies and services to its customers, without neglecting its environmental and societal responsibilities. Moro’s green data center will help customers implement their own sustainability initiatives and reduce their enterprises ’carbon emissions to negative or neutral limits.
The list of solutions provided by Moro supports energy conservation practices, and the new green data center reflects efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as well as promote measures and initiatives aimed at achieving environmental sustainability. The launch of the green data center represents a unique step in the region. Sustainable digital transformation does not end here, as many green data centers are being planned in the coming years, and specific initiatives that will enhance the foundations for reaching a clean and green future.
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