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 Abu Dhabi’s G42 Sign MoU with Kenya’s EcoCloud to Open Mega Data Centre


Abu Dhabi’s G42 Sign MoU with Kenya’s EcoCloud to Open Mega Data Centre

The Abu Dhabi-based technology holding group and Kenya’s EcoCloud, a leading provider of sustainable data centre solutions, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to revolutionise the digital landscape not just in East Africa, but across the world.

Powered by the untapped potential of Kenya’s 10GW of geothermal energy, the mega data centre is the first of its kind in scale and ambition, heralding a new era of green energy-driven digital infrastructure.

The MoU was signed by Amos Siwoi, CEO of EcoCloud and Peng Xiao, Group CEO of G42, leading the UAE delegation in the presence of Kenyan President William Samoei Ruto and other dignitaries in Nairobi on Thursday.

Strategically located in Kenya’s geothermal-rich region, the EcoCloud-G42 Mega Data Centre is planned to have initial capacity of 100 MW, but with the potential to build up to 1GW, setting a new standard for sustainable data centres.

This initiative is not just an investment in technology but a bold statement of Kenya’s commitment to harnessing renewable energy for technological advancement. By leveraging the earth’s heat, the project dramatically cuts fossil fuel dependence, slashes carbon emissions, and stands as a beacon of environmental stewardship.

The collaboration between EcoCloud and G42 marks a significant leap in Kenya’s journey toward becoming a digital hub. This strategic partnership underlines a shared vision for fostering a robust digital infrastructure that not only accelerates the country’s digital transformation but also fortifies its position as a leader in technology-driven development.

This partnership is not just about erecting a digital infrastructure; it’s a foundation for a comprehensive ecosystem that includes cloud services and artificial intelligence, catering to the vibrant and youthful population of Kenya.

The MoU extends beyond infrastructure, aiming to usher in an era of cloud computing and AI services. This initiative promises to unlock unprecedented economic opportunities, stimulate innovation, and drive the digital economy forward, making Kenya the centre of technological innovation in Africa and a competitive player on the global stage.

Picture courtesy: G42.

Major Step Forward

Amos Siwoi said that this collaboration marks a significant milestone in our commitment to sustainability and innovation.

“By harnessing the power of geothermal energy, we are not only meeting the region’s data needs but also setting a new standard for eco-friendly infrastructure. This partnership underscores our dedication to a greener, more sustainable future for Africa and beyond,” Siwoi added.

Peng Xiao said that G42 was proud to be at the forefront of combining ground-breaking technology with sustainability. This geothermal-powered data centre is a milestone towards realising Kenya’s potential as a global digital hub and fulfilling our mission of making intelligence accessible to everyone, everywhere.

The launch of this mega data centre is a clear call for innovation, sustainability, and economic growth. It invites the world to witness Kenya’s transformation into a digital hub, powered by green energy and driven by the unwavering vision of its leaders.

Global Business Magazine

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