Intelligent Data Centres Issue 40 | Page 6


Khazna Data Centers breaks ground on its second data centre at Masdar

NEWS hazna Data Centers , one of the largest wholesale data centre

K providers in the Middle East and North Africa , has kicked off construction of its second data centre in Masdar , Abu Dhabi and is set to be completed by Q3

2023 . To be named Khazna Abu Dhabi 6 ( AUH 6 ), the new 31.8 megawatts ( MW ) of IT power capacity facility will further expand the company ’ s footprint in the region and address the need for a futureready digital infrastructure to enhance
enterprises ’ digital resiliency and Digital Transformation journeys .
AUH 6 is designed with the aim to meet the highest sustainability and efficiency standards in compliance with international hyperscale requirements . The use of a modular , repeatable design to building data centres improves construction efficiency , delivers greater performance , increases deployment speed and ensures smoother operations .
“ One of the most exciting aspects of the evolution of data centres is how data centres underpin nearly everything we do in our digital lives ,” said Hassan Alnaqbi , CEO of Khazna Data Centers . “ Driven by the growing demand for data centre capacity , accelerated deployment of Digital Transformation initiatives , the adoption of disruptive technologies and to be better suited to face future challenges , elicit the growing demand for data centres today .”

Green construction required to support upcoming Nordic boom

orecasted growth in the Nordic data centre market

F will need to be supported by green construction methods to ensure sustainable development for the sector , warns an industry specialist .

A recent report from Arizton Advisory and Intelligence has projected significant growth for the Nordic region over the coming decade . Ample availability of renewable energy sources and government support for the sector has made the region an attractive location for hyperscale and colocation facilities , with the Nordic market predicted to almost double in size , from US $ 5.24 billion in 2021 to US $ 10.21 billion in 2027 .
Data Centres at Aggreko , “ However , it ’ s critical that greener practice extends to construction as well as day-to-day operation , especially when the effects of embodied emissions are considered . While the Nordics are already closing in on achieving net zero construction , managing such unprecedented levels of growth will likely prove to be the region ’ s greatest challenge to date so it ’ s vital that comprehensive support is provided during this period to maintain this .”
“ The Nordic region has championed sustainable operation in the data centre sector for many years , which is a primary reason that it remains a key location for investment ,” said Greger Ruud , Sector Development Manager –
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