Emerge Signs Agreement to Develop Solar Power Plant for Khazna Data Center Facility in Masdar City

  • Emerge, a joint venture between Masdar and EDF, will provide a complete turnkey solution for a state-of-the-art 7 megawatt project, including financing, design, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Emerge, a joint venture between Masdar and EDF, and Khazna Data Centers, the largest network of hyperscale data centers in the Middle East and North Africa region, have signed an agreement to develop a solar installation ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) to power Khazna’s new data center in Masdar City.

The plant, which has obtained the self-regulated generation license from the Abu Dhabi Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Department, will have an installed capacity of 7 megawatts peak (MWp) and will supply power to the Khazna Abu facility. Dubai 6 (AUH 6). which is currently under construction in Masdar City, the flagship of sustainable urban development in Abu Dhabi. Emerge will provide a complete turnkey solution for the project, including financing, design, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance, for 25 years.

Hassan Alnaqbi, CEO of Khazna, said: “The growing demand for data has been staggering. To successfully respond to growing data dependency and the rise of IoT, data centers have had to rapidly expand their infrastructure. As a result, data centers have inevitably become one of the biggest energy consumers in the world. At Khazna Data Centers, we recognize the impact data centers have on the environment, and we design and build today’s data centers with sustainability in mind in addition to implementing environmental solutions to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Michel Abi Saab, Managing Director of Emerge, said: “This agreement with Khazna Data Centers advances Abu Dhabi’s commitment to sustainability and the high-tech industry, and expands Emerge’s range of offerings. . By providing and managing a reliable source of clean energy, Emerge will allow Khazna to focus on providing high quality data center services to its customers in Masdar City and beyond.

The solar photovoltaic plant will bring the company’s Abu Dhabi portfolio, in operation and delivery, to more than 25 MWp. Emerge announced in July that it had signed an agreement to deploy rooftop solar systems at the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi theme park currently under construction on Yas Island.

The Masdar City facility, which is expected to be operational in 2023, is Khazna’s second data center in the city. Khazna currently operates a number of hyperscale data centers across the UAE with plans to expand its network globally.


About Emerge

Emerge is a joint venture between Masdar and EDF Group created to collaborate on distributed solar generation, energy efficiency and street lighting opportunities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. As an energy services company, Emerge offers its customers comprehensive supply and demand side energy management solutions through solar power agreements and energy performance contracts at no upfront cost to the customer.

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About Masdar

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, is advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development and clean technology to address global sustainability challenges. Wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi Government’s strategic investment company, our mandate is to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of its economy and of its energy sources for the benefit of future generations. . Today, Masdar is active in approximately 40 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Egypt, Morocco, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Serbia, India, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and many more.

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For more information, please visit: http://www.masdar.ae and log in: facebook.com/masdar.ae and twitter.com/masdar

About EDF

A major player in the energy transition, the EDF group is an integrated energy company present in all business lines: production, transport, distribution, energy trading, energy sales and energy services. The EDF group is a world leader in low-carbon energies, having developed a diversified production mix based mainly on nuclear and renewable energies (including hydraulics). It also invests in new technologies to support the energy transition. EDF’s raison d’être is to build a net-zero energy future with electricity and innovative solutions and services, to help save the planet and promote well-being and economic development. The Group participates in the supply of energy and services to approximately 38.5 million customers (1), including 29.3 million in France (2). It achieved consolidated revenue of 84.5 billion euros in 2021. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

  1. Since 2018, customers have been counted by delivery site. A customer can have two delivery points: one for electricity and another for gas.
  2. Including ÉS (Electricité de Strasbourg).

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For more information, visit: https://www.uae.edf.com

About Khazna Data Centers

Khazna Data Centers builds and orchestrates a comprehensive technology ecosystem for its customers through its wholesale commercial data centers that protect data, deliver reliable turnkey solutions, empower ICT strategies and enable digital transformation for organizations across the world. world-class thanks to highly secure, efficient, reliable systems and scalable installations. Khazna Data Centers provides users with dedicated, fully-built data center space to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on businesses in the region today.

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