DUBAI, 26th October, 2023 (WAM) — Moro Hub, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), was awarded the Uptime Institute Tier III Gold Certification for Operational Sustainability for its largest sustainable data centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer model.
Mustapha Louni, Senior Vice President of IMEA and SAPAC Regions, Uptime Institute, presented the award to Marwan bin Haidar, Vice Chairman, Digital and Group CEO of Digital DEWA, on the sidelines of GITEX Global 2023, from 16th to 20th October at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability is a holistic assessment of staffing and organisation practices, maintenance and operations activities, and management and planning, aligned with business objectives of risk reduction, reduced downtime, and operational efficiency. Achieving the award ensures operations align with performance requirements and availability expectations to support business goals.
Bin Haidar said, “It is an honour that our commitment to excellence and sustainability has been recognised with the prestigious Uptime Institute Tier III Gold Certification for Operational Sustainability. This achievement underscores our unwavering dedication to not only meeting the high standards of data centre operations but also contributing to the broader mission of enhancing operational efficiency.”
Following the Operational Sustainability Standards can help to avoid expending more resources than necessary and demonstrate to stakeholders and the market the effectiveness of the facility’s management practices and risk mitigation. The Gold Certification illustrates that Moro Hub’s data centre is operated and managed to the fullest potential.
“This facility provides sustainable, responsible, green leadership to the IT industry at large, and we are confident that this facility will support the country’s sustainable economic growth for years to come,” Louni said.
The Tier III Gold Certified Green Data Centre offers digital products and services using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as cloud services, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence.