EcoCloud and G42 plan Kenyan green data centre project 

EcoCloud, a leading Kenyan provider of sustainable data centre solutions, and G42, a UAE-headquartered technology holding group, have announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) highlighting plans for a data centre powered by geothermal energy.

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

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 1 Gigawatt, setting a new standard for sustainable data centres.

By leveraging the earth's heat, the project dramatically cuts fossil fuel dependence, slashes carbon emissions, and, say the project partners, stands as a beacon of environmental stewardship.

Underlining the importance to the parties involved of the strategic agreement, it was not only signed (see photo) by Eng Amos Siwoi, CEO of EcoCloud, and Peng Xiao, Group CEO of G42, but the signing took place in the presence of President Ruto of Kenya and Dr Salim Ibrahim Binahmed Mohammed Alnaqbi, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Kenya. 

There are clearly high hopes for this MoU, which, we are told, extends beyond infrastructure, aiming to usher in an era of cloud computing and AI services and unlocking unprecedented economic opportunities.

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