Firms plan 300MW data centre capacity in the Middle East

G42 and the old Etisalat – now e& – have merged their data centre operations, claiming to be the Middle East’s largest data centre operator, with 300MW of capacity planned by the end of next year.

The combined business, known as Khazna Data Centers (KDC), already has 12 data centres, according to the corporation.

Peng Xiao (pictured), the group CEO at Group 42 (G42), said: “We are pleased to see our partnership with e& coming to fruition with the consolidation of our respective data centre assets under Khazna Data Centers.”

Khazna now has a total of 12 data centres in operation, as well as 13 data centres in the works and three more in the queue. By the end of 2023, the company expects to have a total capacity of over 300MW.

Hassan AlNaqbi, who has been named CEO of the integrated data centre operation, will lead the company. The G42-e& agreement has expanded Khazna Data Centers, which is not a new entity.

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